Financial Lies from Merrill


After the close on July 17th, Merrill Lynch announced earnings. Actually it wasn’t earnings, because they lost money. They lost $4.65 billion on writedowns. On the 18th, the stock rebounded from earlier losses and closed slightly higher for the day on hopes and beliefs that the worst was over and that financial stocks had put […]

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Where was Moses?


Where was Moses when God gave the Ten Commandments? Before I answer that easy question, its important to read what specifically happens before God reveals the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai. Basically, an eighty-year-old Moses goes up and down Mt. Sinai four times to communicate with God and the people of Israel. Why all the […]

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While Rome Burns


Apparently I’m not the only one outraged at the incompetence of not only Wall Street but every government official possible. The problem with the state of our economy is leverage and greed. And Congress and every other government official wants to blame speculators, senators and rumors. It is extremely sad that not one government official […]

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Voyage


This is one of the best things I’ve ever read: To be truly challenging, a voyage, like a life, must rest on a firm foundation of financial unrest. Otherwise you are doomed to a routine traverse, the kind known to yachtsmen, who play with their boats at sea–“cruising”, it is called. Voyaging belongs to seamen, […]

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Let There Be Light


I am currently in Jerusalem studying at a place called Pardes (Pardes link). I thought I would write an update as to why I’m here and what I’m studying. Here is one teaching I learned this week that I thought quite profound. The Torah and Judaism is filled with contradictions and one of the best […]

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