The Boris and Natasha Show—Episode 6—The Subpeona

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Narrator: When we last saw the nefarious duo, Boris was alone crying in bed while Natasha was taking care of the President. The next morning, at the request of the president we see our spies leave the White House and walk toward the Russian Embassy.
As they approach Wisconsin Avenue, the pair rests under a cherry blossom tree. Suddenly from out of the sky, they are accosted by a flying squirrel. At the very same moment a large moose appears from behind the tree holding a stack of papers.

Rocky: Boris Badenov on behalf of the United States government,I serve you with this subpoena to appear before a grand jury.

Bullwinkle: Natasha on behalf of Robert Mueller, Special Prosecutor I serve this grand jury subpoena on you.

June 26, 2017

Reviewer of “The Greatest Gift” Calls Book Awesome and Thought Provoking

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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy yet profound reading

By Dr. Jean Paul Marachi on June 25, 2017

This is an awesome and thought provoking book. Mr. Laitner writes in a very straightforward and understated manner that belies the depth and significance of his subject matter. The subject matter deals with the Holocaust, the painful death of his mother, AIDS in a teenage prostitute, adolescent angst and on and on. The stories are succinct but there is always a take home message left to you the reader to surmise. He never presumes to tell you the moral interpretation of these memoirs as so many writers do today.
It is easy reading that belies the profundity of the topics he covers . I would highly recommend this book. Some of the chapters could have been longer with more elaboration.

June 26, 2017

The Certificate

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“The Certificate”

By Mort Laitner

On June 20, 2017, I proudly received a speaker’s certificate from the Tampa Ameet Chapter of Hadassah for sharing my family’s story in my book and in my film.

The Hadassah certificate bares mentioning in that it is a work of art. It reminded me of my decorated ketubah.

Before my eyes swirling watercolors of gold, yellow, red, green, purple, blue and pink melted into the page.

A tableau filled with: two fierce lions of Judah protecting a flaming oil lamp, flowers, Hebrew script (which I can not translate but I think one of the words is Hadassah), butterflies, and a skull cap emblazoned with Stars of David.

The watercolor artist fringed the top of the picture to give the impression of a tapestry or a chuppah but he or she left no identifying initials.

I pictured this canvas as a stained-glass temple window.

I thought ,”What symbolism for a women’s Zionistic organization.”

Lions for strength and protection, a lamp for lighting the way for the righteous, the wise and for love, butterflies and flowers for the beauty of creation, Hebrew words and a Magan David for the State of Israel.

Finally, I thought, “What better way to honor an artist than to give him a symbolic work of art.

June 24, 2017