October 31, 2022

Tires Overload

Do you think there is room for maybe one or two more? ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 30, 2022

The U.N.’s Double Standard On Nukes

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "The U.N.'s Double Standard on Nukes."

As war rages or threatens in hotspots around the world, and the nations responsible are actively pursuing, building, testing, and threatening others with nuclear weapons, it appears that the United Nations is deliberately ignoring the real dangers here.

If only the United Nations would live up to its charter! Then we might truly have a world of tolerance and international peace and security.

Is the United Nations really about bringing the nations of the world together?

Or is it about casting the Jews to the wolves?

(Source Photo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-standing-near-body-of-water-2244330/)

A “Sign” of Good Synagogue Character

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "A 'Sign' of Good Synagogue Character."

I was literally sitting in the synagogue and crying, watching the speaker sign and listening to the voice from the interpreter. I really believe that all our synagogues, schools, work places, and organizations need to better incorporate diversity and disability into the environment, and not just by paying meaningless lip-service to it, but by enabling everyone to come, feel welcome, participate, and be together as all children of G-d naturally should be.
Finally, it was beautiful to have the synagogue let someone who was deaf have the pulpit and the ability to speak to us. It would be so awesome for everyone’s voice to be heard. We take our abilities (such as speaking, hearing, and being mobile) for granted. So let’s design the community with all the people in mind and give everyone a true voice. In the end, it’s not just what they say, but some things are communicated more than words.

(Source Photo: RODNAE Productions; https://www.pexels.com/photo/close-up-on-heart-sign-done-by-woman-10029313/)

October 29, 2022


Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Death Con NEVER AGAIN."

KanyeWest - I hope that you visit Auschwitz and think deeply about the hurtful, hateful anti-Semitic words that you said. Hopefully, you can change your rhetoric to feelings and words of love and brotherhood.

(Credit Photo: Adapted by Andy Blumenthal from public domain photo; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West#/media/File:Kanye_West_at_the_2009_Tribeca_Film_Festival_(cropped).jpg



October 28, 2022

Ice Cream Face

Two scoops.

Green and lime. 

Face in the green ice cream.

Lime is the hat. 

The cone is the body.

Makes you think about weirdness.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 27, 2022

Beautiful Cutting Boards

Wow, these cutting boards are a work of art. 

Love the mix of the colorful plastic with the wood and the stylish handles. 

The only problem is that they are too nice to actually cut anything on. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal) 


October 26, 2022

So You Think You Can Dance

Awesome painting of dancer. 

Dancing in an endless tunnel of blue. 

I can see the light!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 25, 2022

Old World Refrigerator

Well what can you say about it, it's very red! 

Inside, I'd imagine you'd find stinky sardines, cans of open beer, and some half-eaten slices of pizza.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 24, 2022

Old-Timer Car

Check out this old-timer car. 

And that rusty tanish color, oy!

Who could love this thing? ;-)

(Credit Photo: Dossy Blumethal)


October 23, 2022

Huge Pumpkin Overview

This seems like a pretty cool pumpkin photo!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 22, 2022

The Iranian Malachi Crunch

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "The Iranian Malachi Crunch."

Aside from the threat of the Iranian nukes themselves, Israel has to contend with the two Iranian terrorist proxy groups, Hamas and Hezbollah, that have set Israel up for the dreaded and violent crunch. Israel needs to avoid being positioned in the middle of the attack that is sure to come. Instead, Israel will have to take out the enemy with strategic pinpoint attacks that disable not their derby cars, but rather their terror rockets and missiles. When the evil Iran, Hamas, and Hezbollah are all dealt a staggering blow of epic proportions, then there will be happy days for Israel and the rest of the world, and please G-d, true peace and the arrival of Mashiach.

(Source Photo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/a-demolition-derby-event-10634045/)

October 21, 2022

Sandwich Pillow

Funny sandwich pillow. 

It actually looks good enough to eat (if it were kosher).  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 20, 2022

Awesome Red Lamp

Love this awesome red lamp.

And the circular bowl is pretty great too. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 18, 2022

Halloween Planter Heads

Whole Foods has these plant heads for Halloween. 

These are some spooky succulents for sure. 

Maybe better to repurpose these decorative planters for some yum chocolates for the kids!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


Beautiful Sunflower Mug

Sunflower splash on the front of the mug.

And sunflower daintily on the top of the handle.

Beautiful and special. ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 17, 2022

The Art of Friendship

Please see my article in The Times of Israel called "The Art of Friendship."

My hope and prayer is that this is just a small microcosm of friendship and peace that can spread in all communities, societies, nations, and lands, so that we are no longer black or white, Jew, Muslim, or Christian, or any other divisive label, but rather that we are all children of G-d, and plain and simple, friends.

(Credit Photos: Andy and Dossy Blumenthal)


October 16, 2022

Israel, Warrior Nation

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Israel, Warrior Nation."

Israel and the Jewish people must maintain absolute resolve to defend our people, to be sovereign in the land of Israel, and to safeguard our faith and worship of the one true G-d. In the end, we can be assured that all the terrorist attacks, intifadas, missiles, and Iranian nukes in the world will be no match what-so-ever for the IDF and the almighty hand of G-d.

(Source Photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flickr_-_Israel_Defense_Forces_-_Givati_Recon_Company_at_Training.jpg)

October 14, 2022

Two Superheroes

Superman and Batman. 

Ready for action!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 13, 2022

Hey, I'm Flexible!

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 11, 2022

Beautiful Asian Doors

Red metal doors.

Awesome Asian knockers. 

Lock and handle. 

Enter or not? ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 10, 2022

Concrete Faith in a Flimsy Sukkah

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Concrete Faith in a Flimsy Sukkah."

Jews place their faith in G-d rather than massive building structures, the strongest foundations, and incalculable amounts of concrete and rebar. Instead, we sit in the flimsy and temporary sukkah to remember that G-d is our ultimate stronghold.

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

October 9, 2022

The Apocalypse

This truck is called "The Apocalypse."

It looked like it was ready for just about anything. 

What fun to drive and pretend your "Mad Max" 

Maybe you really are.  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Itzchak O.)


October 8, 2022

Putin on the Precipice

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Putin on the Precipice."

Even though Yom Kippur has passed, as Jews, we always believe that there is time to walk back from the precipice. Thus, with the risk of "nuclear Armageddon" now the highest in sixty years since the Cuban Missile Crisis, there is no time for Putin to waste in ending this needless war in Ukraine and the proxy war with the West.

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

October 6, 2022

Customer Service Don'ts

This mug is a definite Customer Service no-no! 

Feels like "Go Away and Come Back Never!" ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 5, 2022

Good Lookin' Strawberry Licorice

Spaghetti red strawberry licorice. 

Just like we had as kids. 

Yum yum!  ;-)

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 3, 2022

Saying It Straight

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)


October 2, 2022

Worried About the Nukes?

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Worried About the Nukes?"

So, while Ukraine has turned the tides and Russia is losing on the battlefield against highly determined Ukrainian troops fighting for their survival with high-tech Western smart weapons, Putin has drawn a line in the sand saying that Russia will never relinquish this land that they now consider part of Mother Russia itself. Thus, Putin has left zero room for negotiation or compromise. If the Ukrainian counterattacks continue to try to regain their land, and Russia has no viable military options left, then they will turn to weapons of mass destruction. Clearly, if Putin doesn’t use everything at his disposal to win (and win he must), then Russia as a superpower will be the true laughing stock of the world, and Putin himself will be toast!

(Source Photo: Source Photo: https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/)


Can Love Be Blind?

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called "Can Love Be Blind?"

As long as in this material world, the body hides the soul of the person, then love can never be fully blind because people cannot see the true brightness of the soul inside or realize the primacy of people's spiritual inner selves without getting distracted by the physical aspects of the person, including attraction (which as we all know fades over time) and, of course, class, race, and ethnicity. Yes, physical/chemical attraction is an important part of intimate relationships, but at the end of the day, it's what's inside that counts, not only in this world, but for our eternal being and purpose.

(Source Photo: https://www.pexels.com/photo/woman-holding-a-lantern-7789180/)