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I entered this world on my birthday.

All during my childhood I grew up.

When I transit to the World to Come, it will be without fear.

Instead with the same standing in awe of G-d that defines my life here and now.

Just prior to moving on and up to the next level of the great chain of being I shall revise my will.

I plan to donate my body to Science Fiction.

Peace and Abundant Blessings to One and All.

Enoch.    

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@enoch • yesterday • comments: 7
Posted a new Comment on Exclusive: Zionist Group Brings Almost 10,000 Jews Back to Israel with Help From Christians Around the World:
"Dear Friend Redding Shasta Jefferson USA: Agreed. Thanks for sharing. Peace and Abundant Blessings. Enoch."
Enoch
 
@enoch • 2 days ago • comments: 43
Posted a new Comment on Happy 5778 Starting Wednesday Night:
"Dear Friend Raven Wing: Totally agree. E."
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@enoch • 2 days ago • comments: 43
Posted a new Comment on Happy 5778 Starting Wednesday Night:
"Dear Brother Kavika: I recall when he ripped the water cooler out of the floor. With that kind of strength, he may with some training be able to life a..."
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@enoch • 2 days ago • comments: 43
Posted a new Comment on Happy 5778 Starting Wednesday Night:
"Dear Friend Raven Wing: Good on you! Outstanding what you did for the young ones. No one is ever taller than when they bend to help a child. E."
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@enoch • 2 days ago • comments: 43
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"Falls off my computer desk chair laughing. E."
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@enoch • 2 days ago • comments: 43
Posted a new Comment on Happy 5778 Starting Wednesday Night:
"Dear Brother Kavika: Next you will be telling me the Staff Moses used to part the Red Sea was a Louisville Slugger. Laughs. E."
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" Dear Friend Raven Wing: What ever you chose to wear, I am sure it will be an excellent fashion statement. Decades ago I taught religious school teens...."
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" Dear Friend Kavika: Surely you are not saying some one named Sampson was big and strong? Smiles. E."

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Atheist
link   Atheist    3 weeks ago

Enoch, 

I direct this to you here since it's off message from any of your discussions or comments.  As a Jew (by conversion), I've noticed an increasing use of the generic, germanic word, god, written as G-d, but have never understood why this is being done to a word that is not only not  the Hebrew name of god and the actual letters of that name in Hebrew appear often, without deletion, in the Torah as well as all in the rest of the Tanakh and, of course, the Talmud and everywhere else the name is written in Hebrew.  The name is never spoken, of course, since it's unpronounceable, but the letters are all there (absent the niqqud, of course).  I've done a bit of research about this and have discovered that general Jewish scholarly opinion is that "rules" for writing the name of god only apply to the Hebrew and not other languages. Anyway, I know it's common and I can sort of understand that it's meant to convey something to non-Jews so I wanted to ask what that might be.  

 
John Galt 1147
link   John Galt 1147    one month ago

Thank you so much for the friend request Enoch. Happily accepted. Honored to be your friend. 

 
Raven Wing
link   Raven Wing    one month ago

Dear Friend Enoch, I am truly surprised that we have not been Friends here on NT all this time. I am sure we were before I life NT some time ago, and just neglected to renew our Friends here since my return.

Thank you for the Friend invitation, I am truly honored and humbled to be your Friend. (smile)

 
Al-316
link   Al-316    last year

Greetings, my friend. Just stopping by to let you know that you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Al-316   10 months ago

Dear Friend Al-316: Likewise.

Still on my bucket list to get together in thius life.

May need a deeper bucket.

Smiles.

E.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Al-316   last year

Dear Friend, Treasured Writing Partner and Brother in Spirit: You and your wonderful family are also in my mind, heart, soul and prayers daily.

I keep waiting for the State Mega Millions to award me a multi million dollar lotto prize, so I can fly down to visit.

No brass ring yet.

Maybe it would help if I bought a ticket?

While I wait for that, I also look forward to the day when they remove the crime scene tape from around the salad bar at Jays Diner.

Peace and Abundant Blessings to You and Yours Unto the Thousandth Generation., My Dear Friend.

Enoch.

 

 
Bob Nelson
link   Bob Nelson    last year

Hi,

I've been posting to my Blog for the last week or so... getting almost no reaction.

Now, that could be because no one is interested in what I post (  tough guy  ). But it could also be because posts to Blogs don't show up in the "Newest Comments" and "Newest Discussions" pages. Blog posts appear briefly on the NT Home page, in "Latest Activity", but they quickly fall off and are lost forever.

So... if you have appreciated my posts in the past, please stop by at my Blog, and if you like what you see there you can: 

   1) Stop by from time to time...

   2) Subscribe via RSS. RSS is a really, really REALLY good way to get your news. YOUR news, whatever YOU want to get. I've posted a tutorial.

Thanks,

Bob

 
Randy
link   Randy    2 years ago

My dear friend Enoch,

Please forgive me for being 2 days late in wishing you and yours a happy Hanukkah. As you know I am an atheist, however my wife is Jewish, so every year I get out the menorah and I'm in charge of making sure the candles are the correct number each night and lit the proper way. So far, so good. :-)

Your friend Randy

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Randy   2 years ago

Dear Friend Randy: Many thanks for your kind greeting.

It is much appreciated, and warmly received.

Channukah, the Festival of Lights celebrates two miracles.

First, there was only enough oil for illumination for one day for the Mzccabees while in hiding from oppressive forces. Yet it lasted for eight days and nights.

The second, and perhaps greater miracle is that the local utility company only charged for one, not eight days and nights. They billed just for the energy delivered, not how long it lasted.

If that isn't a miracle, then I do not understand what the term means. Smiles.

Seriously one of the things which keeps us going with winter and its darkness and cold impending are themed events featuring light and heat. There is universality, without respect for differences in beliefs and lifestyle approaches to such appealing themes in every season. 

We all, be they religious, secular, civil or cultural benefit from the use of symbols and rituals which help us to address situations we cannot control, yet will undergo. The trick is not to let our lesser sides take over and hurt, exploit, demean others in the process. At that, we as a species can use some work.

One bright and warm example of how to do this is what you and I are doing here.

We like and respect each other. We wish one another well in what we do. The warmth of our friendship, the illumination of us by the truth that being kind always works for the greater good is what this and other holidays really is all about.

In that manner, kindly accept the very best of wishes from Mrs. E. and me for Mrs. R. and you for a joyous and meaningful end of the year series of festivities and good times.

Life is too short for us all. It doesn't always seem like time flies when we are seated in the theater of dental cruelty for drilling and filling. But given the totality of time, and our span in it as vital beings, our time is chronically short in this life of ours.

I not only prefer to invest that time with people of your stature and quality, I am most honored to do so in fellowship.

Chag Channukah Sameach. Happy Channukah.

E.     

 
Randy
link   Randy  replied to  Enoch   2 years ago

My dear friend,

Thank you for your kind words and blessings back. It's true that we are about as far apart as two people can be on religion, but can still have a sincere, non-judgmental friendship.

I do have a question though. We have a standard size Menorah and every year we buy the right sized candles for it. Yet every year I can not get the candles in the Menorah without standing over the sink using a knife to shave some wax off from the bottom of them to make them thinner! Can't someone make candles that just fit!Laugh

Randy

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Randy   2 years ago

Dear Friend Randy: I have no idea why standard size things don't fit together.

I also never understood why the number of hot dogs in a pack are not the same as the number of hot dog rolls in a package.

One things we do when we light the Menorah is take a lit match to the bottom of candles to melt them a bit before inserting them into the candle holder opening. That will make them fit and seal them in place.

Then we lite the Shamash (lead candle and use it to light the wicks of the other candles.

Finally, use melt the bottom of the Shamash candle from one of the already lit candles, and place it at the top of the Menorah.

Our neighbor across the street says one of the delights of the season for her is seeing our lit Menorah each night from her kitchen when she prepares dinner when home from work. 

We advised that her Christmas lights are  feast for our eyes as well.

Those who embrace humanity embrace all of it and celebrate its diversity ion the most positive sense.

You, she and we get that. Let's hope it is infectious and sustainable year around.

Great post Randy. We are indebted.

E.   

 
Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient    2 years ago

I don't know if you might already have read this story, but it is suitable for this season. Happy Hanukkah.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Buzz of the Orient   2 years ago

Dear Friend Buzz: Mrs. E. and I greatly enjoyed your Channukah story.

it is reminiscent of the works of Sholem Aleichem and Isaac Beshevis Singer at their finest.

In particular the priority of spiritual over the material values brings to mind Shir ha Shirim (Song of Songs), and the famous scene form S. Ansky's Yiddish classic Der Dybbuk. 

In the latter, the Meshulem meets with the wealthiest merchant in the village. He asks the merchant, look through the window to the part, and tell me what you see. The merchant gazes, and reports he sees people, grass, trees, etc. 

Now look into this full length mirror, and advise what comes to your attention.

The merchant relates that he sees himself.

It is like this with people, says the Meshulem. Both a window and a mirror are made from glass. Owing to the silver behind a mirror, light doesn't pass through, it is reflected back. Look through a window and you see people and nature. Peer into a mirror, which has silver behind it, and all you see is yourself!    

From that point on, the merchant both became a Baal Teshuvah and a Baal Tzaddik. The mastered repentance through excelling at charity. He didn't let the silver behind him from success at business obscure the view of people and nature, and his responsibility to both.

There is a practical side to life. We must all make out way in this world. That said, we are all in this life together.

Our spiritual and humanitarian values are what rise us up above mere animal levels of existence. Thius story points it our very clearly.

We are indebted to you for sharing it.

Chag Channukah Sameach.

A Zissen Hannukah.

All best wishes for a joyous and meaningful Festival of Lights to You and Yours.

Enoch.

     

 
Randy
link   Randy    2 years ago

I would much rather the category be named "Friends" then "following", which has a certain ominous tone to it. Just my opinion.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Randy   2 years ago

Dear Friend Randy: Me too.

E.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch    2 years ago

Dear Friend Neetu: Yes, the "follower" thing is a social media abomination.

The times they are a changing.

We are good friends of long standing.

The best is yet to come.

Enoch.

 
Neetu2
link   Neetu2    2 years ago

Thank you, dear Enoch, for following me. It is funny that we were friends before and are followers now, but hey, it means the same thing!

 
sixpick
link   sixpick    2 years ago

Thank you for accepting my request to be a friend Enoch.  Thank you for all you inspirational comments as well.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  sixpick   2 years ago

Dear Friend Sixpick: Honored you accept me as a friend. 'Enjoy the fellowship and learn from you on each article you post.

E.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  sixpick   2 years ago

Dear Friend Nona: We are good close warm friends.

Now and forever.

E.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  sixpick   2 years ago

Dear Friend Ravenwing: How could I do otherwise but to accept your following, and invite you reciprocally?

We have done so much of value together, and enjoyed every moment.

We are only getting started.

No stopping us now.

E.

P.S. Sent you a note. I need some help with this site.  

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  sixpick   2 years ago

Dear Friend Sixpick: You are most welcome.

IO always learn form y9our articles and seeds.

Please keep them coming.

E.  

 
sixpick
link   sixpick    2 years ago

Thank you very much Enoch. It is my honor to be your friend!

 
Nona62
link   Nona62    2 years ago

Thank you so much for the FR! I am pleased to be considered your friend!

 
Robert in Ohio
link   Robert in Ohio    2 years ago

Enoch, I thought we were already friends and accept your FR with gratitude

Have a great day!

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Robert in Ohio   2 years ago

Dear Friend RIO: I continue to learn from your wisdom, and revel in our friendship.

E.

 
Susan2
link   Susan2    4 years ago

Enoch, I am so happy to have found you here.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Susan2   2 years ago

Dear Friend Susan2: Thanks for including me on your friends list.

I am honored.

E.

 
retired military ex Republican
link   retired military ex Republican    4 years ago

Your brilliance is always a welcome addition where ever you go. Very glad your here on NT.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  retired military ex Republican   2 years ago

Dear Friend RMER: As one veteran to another, its good to be home with family.

Great to be here, and honored to be in your presence.

E.

 
Spikegary
link   Spikegary    4 years ago
Made my day to see you arrive safely, my friend.
 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Spikegary   2 years ago

Dear Friend Spikegary: Always good to see an old and valued friend.

They made the salad bar where we often broke break in Tonawanda a National Landmark. 

Smiles.

E.  

 
Mrs D
link   Mrs D    4 years ago

So happy to see you here dear friend. Smile.gif

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Mrs D   2 years ago

Dear Friend Mrs. D:

thumbs up

Says it all.

E.

 
Jerry Verlinger
link   Jerry Verlinger    4 years ago

Welcome to NewsTalkers Enoch!

It's great to see the most revered of all Viners join us here at NT.

You have a joined a dynamic and growing social news site made up of a diverse group of folks discussing everything from pets to politics.

As a new member, you should click on NT Instructional Videos , they will help you more quickly learn to navigate the site.

You should also consider joining the NewsTalkers Community group. NTC functions as the NewsTalkers bulletin board where the administration will post any important changes, and some not so important changes, regarding the site functions, its policies or the Code of Conduct. Just click on this [LINK] and sign up.

Also check out the other various groups, and sign on to whatever interest you. We do frivolous, we do serious, we do funny, we sometimes do contentious, but mostly we just enjoy the company of some of the greatest news bloggers on the web.

We look forward to your contributions,
Jerry Verlinger

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Jerry Verlinger   2 years ago

Dear Friend Jerry Verlinger: I am in that group.

I look forward to being part of the site.

Most of all, learning from your sagacity, and basking in our friendship.

E.

 
Nigel Dogberry
link   Nigel Dogberry    4 years ago

Nice to see you here, Enoch.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Nigel Dogberry   2 years ago

Dear Friend Nigel: Likewise.

Wink

E.

 
A. Macarthur
link   A. Macarthur    4 years ago

All Right!

Welcome!

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  A. Macarthur   2 years ago

Dear Friend A. Mac:

Happy

E.

 
bitemore Gfotwo
link   bitemore Gfotwo    4 years ago

Enoch! BIG HUGS!!!!! Welcome, dear friend! Welcome!!!! {{{{{Enoch}}}}}

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  bitemore Gfotwo   2 years ago

Dear Friend Bitemorego42: Huge and warmest of hugs.

Big hugs

E.

 
Al-316
link   Al-316    4 years ago

Oh, happy day. There has been a big void without you. Welcome, my friend.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Al-316   2 years ago

Dear Friend Al-316:

No one is more blessed than me, because we are the closest of friends and brothers.

E.

 
Buzz of the Orient
link   Buzz of the Orient    4 years ago

You are very welcome here, and if you are the Enoch whom I knew on Newsvine, I am really happy that you have joined.

 
Enoch
link   Enoch  replied to  Buzz of the Orient   2 years ago

Dear Friend Buzz: I am, and most happy to be with you again.

E.

 

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