I wouldn't even venture a guess as to price. Good luck and buyer beware!
Religion is important to both Hannah and Josh as well. Having grown up with a strong Jewish background, they both directly state that it impacts their everyday lives – it affects how they view the world.Check it out! (Thanks to Mike for sending the link!)
Josh is involved with a Jewish youth group at a Chabad synagogue and is a founding member of a Jewish Scout group. He can also chant Torah.
For Hannah, choosing to go to college at Texas Christian was worrisome at first, but she soon learned that TCU is very accepting of all students, even their Jewish students.
CORBIN — Budd Henry Gardstein, age 65, of Lily, passed away Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Saint Joseph London.Baruch dayan ha'emet.
He was born Jan. 12, 1948 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Seymore Gardstein and Helen Cohen. He was a self employed Gunsmith, a member of the Lily Volunteer Fire Department, Air Force Vietnam Veteran, and was of the Jewish Faith.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna Hensley Gardstein.
He is survived by wife Shirley Haynes Gardstein of Lily, two sons, James David Gardstein of Indiana, Matthew Daniel Gardstein of Florida, two stepsons: Matthew Hejnar and Daniel Hejnar, both of Philadelphia, Pa., stepdaughter, Jessica Hejnar of Lily, and sister Ronnie Gardstein of Washington, D.C.
To: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.orgTo date, I have received no response. I know it was received because I received an automatic vacation message from one of the recipients. I will let readers draw their own conclusions from this, but I am personally drawing a very negative impression of Maccabi USA.
To Maccabi USA:
... I am a Jewish American actively competing in several shooting sports. I also operate a blog called Jewish Marksmanship, at http://jewishmarksmanship.blogspot.com. As you might imagine, I have become something of a "hub" for the social network of American Jews active in shooting sports.
As you know, no Americans participated in the shooting sports events at the recent Maccabiah Games in Israel. I submit to you that the primary reason for this absence was that many of us Jews in the shooting sports community were simply unaware that shooting events were being held. Some who competed at Maccabiah Games decades ago thought shooting sports had been eliminated, and did not bother to inquire this year. Others, like me, were disappointed to learn about the inclusion of shooting sports only after the fact.
Indeed, in communications I have recently had with Israeli national shooting team members, they were quite disappointed and surprised at the lack of American turnout. The Israeli shooters often travel to the US for international competitions, and were keen to build friendships. They wrongly assumed that perhaps few American Jews compete in Olympic-style shooting.
In fact, many young Jewish Americans have been recent Olympians in shooting sports, and compete on their college rifle or pistol teams. There are also many amateurs. Here is a sampling:
In the teen and "young adult" category:
Sandra Fong, Danielle Fong, Abigail Fong - With Sandra notably competing at the Olympic levels.
Hanna Black, Josh Black - Hanna competes at the collegiate level in Air Rifle, Josh at the junior nationals level in Air Rifle and Pistol.
Jessica Levine - Won national awards at Camp Perry a few years back in smallbore.
Laura Spector - Olympic biathlete.
Sharon Barazani - Up-and-coming international shooter (not sure, she may technically have been born in Israel...?).
Dmitriy Shteyman - International pistol disciplines.
Sloane Milstein - Air pistol.
The "Blackhawk Bagel Boys" - An entire 2011 team of Jews at the national championships in smallbore prone.
This list is by no means all inclusive, there are dozens of amateurs. I happen to know that many of these athletes have made pleasure-trips to Israel, and will do so again in the future. I cannot say to have spoken with all of them, but suspect that ignorance of shooting sports in the Maccabiah Games explains many of their absences.
I pose these questions because some of the Israeli shooting clubs have expressed an interest in building ties with American Jewish shooters, independently of the Maccabiah Games if necessary. Myself and a few others have resolved to better organize the Jewish American shooting sports community, and build greater ties with our Israeli brothers and sisters in the sport. The question is whether Maccabiah USA is the right vehicle for us.
It is against this background that I make several inquires of Maccabiah USA. Put simply:
1. Does Maccabiah USA welcome the shooting sports as Maccabiah Games events, and consider them equal to others? I have spoken with some who suspect (I hope without cause) that as an organization, Maccabiah USA would prefer to distance itself from all firearms sports. It would go a long way with me and others if you could state the organization's position.
2. What is the future of shooting sports in the Maccabiah Games?
3. What are the requirements to send a contingent of American shooters to the next games? (i.e. number of entrants, etc.)
Certainly, I for one have limited resources to make trips to Israel for the purpose of shooting competitions, and I'm sure others feel the same, as competitive shooting is already a financially expensive sport. That being said, can you make the case as to why American Jewish shooting sports competitors should coordinate through Maccabiah USA, instead of doing something directly with the Israeli shooting clubs?
I look forward to your response.
The Directive Affirmation is a paragraph written in the first person present tense that describes a person's goal, pay-value of the goal, plan to reach a goal and habits and attitudes affecting the goal. It is rehearsed repetitively, causing the Self Image to change.So following his steps to develop the Directive Affirmation:
March 31, 2014. I always shoot at least 96% in the standing phase of competition. I have taken my next step towards earning High Master classification. I always run a Mental Program on each shot in practice and in competition. I visualize taking 10 perfect shots when I wake up and when I go to bed. When I practice, I visualize myself unfazed by the fact I am shooting 10s, because shooting 10s for me standing is as normal and like me as shooting 10s in prone. In competition I dryfire after several shots and my body simply flows with the rifle's recoil. The muscles in my trigger finger are the only muscles in my entire body that move during a shot. I always shoot at least 96% in the standing phase of competition.Step 6. Write down the Directive Affirmation in my own handwriting on cards, at least 5, and put them in key locations each day. Every time I encounter a card, I read the Directive Affirmation.
צֶדֶק צֶדֶק תִּרְדּף לְמַעַן תִּחְיֶה וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת־הָאָרֶץMonths ago, it became apparent to me that the state of Florida, the federal government and the media had begun a tyrannical scapegoating campaign against George Zimmerman. I knew that I was watching a modern day version of the Deryfus affair, or countless other scapegoating campaigns we Jews have suffered for centuries. Scapegoating in the Torah is the concept of projecting society's sins upon the goat, then casting the goat away to symbolically wash away the sins. So what sins did society try to pawn off on Zimmerman? Deep down, those most outraged by the verdict must know that it is certainly possible that Trayvon Martin engaged in inappropriate violence against Zimmerman. Whether Martin was a violent young man or not, those outraged by the verdict are simply unwilling to accept responsibility for American society's sin of producing violent young men, of all races, by our failing public schools, families, and other institutions we are all responsible for maintaining. It is so much easier to deny that a violent "gangsta" culture has infiltrated American youth, and blame George Zimmerman for the crisis. How many times did we see the media show the pictures of Trayvon Martin as a young child, but refuse to show the photos of him exhibiting behaviors advanced by the youth "gangsta" culture? That is simply unfair and unjust to George Zimmerman. No, George Zimmerman is not Jewish, but Hashem commands us to seek truth and justice for all. Although I have voiced criticism of star attorney Alan Dershowitz in the past on this blog, even he agrees that the government's actions here were unjust. I made a modest donation to Zimmerman's defense fund, and he was kind enough to send me personalized thank you note you see above.
אֲשֶׁר־יהוה אֱלהֶיךָ נתֵן לָךְ
"Justice, justice shall you pursue, that you may thrive and occupy the land that the LORD your G-d is giving you." (Deut 16:20)