Month: September 2003

Evening at shul


7:43:10 PM I sit here on the floor of the main sanctuary at the Stephen S. Wise temple in Los Angeles, waiting for Rabbi M to start talking. Just had dinner with a few of the people from the temple — good looking dinner, wish I’d been hungry. Now the talk. Surprise overflow of people has brought us to the main sanctuary instead of the small room we’d originally been supposed to use. Much talk […]


Jerusalem, October 2003

Buck left for home this morning at 5. So now I get around to my workaday world — meetings with the rabbi and the people we want to be our producers for the television project. Then to Israel on Thursday. I am making it all sound grim, even though it is not. I find it hard to be grim on Sunset Blvd. Though it would help if there were no morning fog outside. Where to […]


Jerusalem, October 2003

This is my view at breakfast. We cannot see much due to the seasonal fog surrounding low-lying areas in southern California at this time of year. Fog should not be a problem in a month or two. Today we have scrambled eggs (me) and huevos rancheros (Buck). We were rudely awakened by the fire alarm which turned out to be a false alarm. Today, we skip the morning Rosh Hashana services and have a nice, […]

Saturday Night in LA

Jerusalem, October 2003

So Saturday night is in full swing around the hotel’s pool, 2 floors below our room. My husband is dead to the world After getting back from Rosh Hashanah services today about 2:00, I had lunch and napped until time for dinner tonight with our friends. Cautions about LA restaurants: Be careful when drinking anything blue If the waiter offers to take you through the ordering process himself, don’t take him up on it. Why […]


ephemera 2003

Hot Hollywood gossip! Right here! One of the benefits of staying at a disgustingly stylish hotel is the possibility of getting gossip tidbits. Courtesy of tonight’s dinner downstairs with friends is this latest bit: Bennifer – Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez. Getting married tonight in Carmel. There, you’ve got all the details I have now. Enjoy!

the life

Jerusalem, October 2003

After a long, hard morning of Rosh HaShanah services at the temple at which the rabbi is teaching for the week, I relax at the bar by the pool here at the Mondrian hotel. A beer keeps me company while the hotdog gets itself prepared in the kitchen. Of course, they have much fancier cuisine on the menu, but sometimes one is hungry for the old standards. The rabbi’s family said I did well, but […]

en route

Jerusalem, October 2003

10:29:56 AM So Delta charges Cincinnati passengers its highest rates, but does not provide us with decent airplanes. People in coach get throwaway bags of snacks, and those of us in first class will be fed lunches that wouldn’t have been good enough for coach two years ago. Whinewhinewhine. And, no plugs for the laptop, so I am at my battery’s disposal. I do my best for y’all. What the heck, I do my best […]