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Page 4 POST-GAZETTE, MARCH 22, 2013 L'Anno Bello: A Year in Italian Folklore by Ally Di Censo Dear L'Anno Bello Readers: I am hard at work on a special Easter article for next week's issue. Thank you for your patience/ Love, Ally Di Censo by Claude Marsilia Soft Cover GOD'S COMPLAINTS By Joe Lieberman 111 Pages Published by Joe Lieberman Interesting title. Setting, Kransnoyarsk, Siberia, Sep- tember, 1903. Daniel Obovo is a rabbi and is 100 years old. Naturally he dozes off often. Nevertheless, he is still popular and delivers speeches upon request. He is a perfect candidate for God to complain to. Rabbi Obovo considers himself to be a free thinker, my admiration is growing. The discussions Obovo has with God are usually when he is dreaming. During one of his early discussions while dreaming, was, can a free thinker be a Jew or a Christian? In addition, the historical episode, the Di- aspora -- the defeat of the Jews by the Romans was dis- cussed, freely. When God is asked if he believes in evo- lution, he replies adamantly, "Of course7 Evolution is the creation process for allthe universe as it is for us both, God and man." The question asked, during an- other dream-ses- sion. was what gen- der was God? A point discussed to this day by many. God was asked what else do you find fault with man? God explains accordingly, that unified religious rituals for all religions are needed for the unbalanced. God and Rabbi Obovo have a contem- porary conversation on the world's problems in particu- lar the immigration prob- lem. Rabbi Obovo comments "Even America. rich as it is. does not have the necessary resources to care for all the immigrants."God replies, "Rabbi Obovo, I remind you that you came as an illegal immigrant and you remain so to this day." An unnamed man was mentioned in one of the dream sessions who had lived up to all the require- ments of Judaism nonethe- less were an atheist. God says in response, "I prefer to regard him as a free Joe Lieberman author of God's Complaints thinker." I find that the discussions Rabbi Obovo (dreaming) has with God are more like a debate, at times. Author Joe Lieberman de- tails how his ancestors lived in fear, in Russia, regarding the inevitable destructive revolution that was forth- Lieberman writes, "In September, Nineteen Hundred-Five the Tsar arranged for President Theodore Roosevelt to negotiate a peace with Japan." coming. He tells how the family functioned daily to feed and house a family of 22. Moreover, they built a vodka distillery that allowed the family to become fairly wealthy. However, the fam- ily determined that their destiny was to immigrate, eventually, to America. The family had some heady discussions. A major theme was on the various views regarding the creation of man. Count Murayov. a Rus- sian statesman was men- tioned in their discussions because he wrote a consti- tution similar to Thomas Jefferson's. Further discussions had to do with the Japanese Rus- sian War wherein the Rus- sian army was beaten by the fledging Japanese army. Lieberman writes, "In Sep- 'Sciatu o )'ou are the reason u'[ }, I breat[ e." By FrankJ. 1}ennisi [] 11 A rich and multi-la~ ered ...... -~:~;: | roman< c,rovel. " ] Historical events are ~//~"k~ interwoven with stories '~;i , for control o(the sulfilr mines in Sicily, and the wars between the Irish ICHAEL CEMETE CREMATORY 500 Canterbury Street The ReOec@l Way, Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community r f www.stmichaelcemetery.com for Over 100 Yea s. tember, Nineteen Hundred- Five the Tsar arranged for President Theodore Roosevelt to negotiate a peace with Japan." The revolution begins. Marauding troops burn down the family's vodka distillery. This became the final straw for the family. The entire family decides to secretly leave for America. Money is being placed in banks in Zurich and America. Having money the family traveled first class making it easier to enter America in comparison with the pas- sengers in steerage. These intelligent Russian immi- grants didn't waste any time. Although they were com- pletely in awe at the multi- tude of people and vehicles in America, they planned how they would live and how they immediately would ,.oreate businesses with the help of family and friends who've al- ready established themselves in America. Mr. Lieberman describes how these ambitious and intelligent immigrants coped with the difficulties they faced daily. They managed to establish thriving busi- nesses. I searched Joe Lieb- erman's writings regarding God's complaints and didn't find anything too serious, to my mind. Joe Lieberman's book, God's Complaints is a seri- ous historical book reflecting how his family coped with the events that surrounded them. It is a good read. As a reader you have the distinc- tion of deciding your own thoughts. Loved Ones The Post-Gazette accepts memorials throughout the year P/ease call 617-227-8929 and ask for Lisa by Sal Giarratani i/ "~. Enjoying More Madness Even though I left the South Shore about three years ago, I am back in Quincy and Weymouth all the time. I get my haircuts in Weymouth and my car gets serviced in Weymouth too. My dentist is in Quincy as is my CVS Phar- macy. On a nice spring-like day, I took my first power- walk along Wollaston Beach and opened up my lungs with that cold breeze off the water. As I was exiting the parking lot, I noticed a bumper sticker on the car next to mine which read, "Every day try to do something that scares you." With the way the world is going nowadays, just getting up scares me. I decided to head toward Benson's Garage in North Weymouth so owner Joe Hub- bard could change my car's off and I passed a billboard for a popular soft drink on South- ern Artery that read: "Enjoy More Madness" like there's not enough madness already. Hubbard and I are always talking politics. He and I are pretty conservative, we agree on most things. He reads the Braintree Forum every week and awaits my opinion in it. Looking at the gridlock in Washington, it appears all of them on Capitol Hill and the guy inside the White House are all on the same chain gang and unable to unlock any common sense. It is mind games from them all. Every- one's to blame, nobody's to blame. Closer to home, "Mini-Me" as Jeff Kuhner calls our Gov- ernor, Deval Patrick, spoke, the better word is yelled at a Pro-Tax Rally filled with the "Brown shirts" from S.E.I.U. outside the State House call- ing for revenue hikes to meet the state's obligation. Like his buddy Barack in Washington, he has never thought twice about raising more money from all of us. His goal is to fulfill the hard-work our grandparents made for our futures when, in fact, his rant was about doubling up on the debt we will be handing our grandchildren. I listened to the protest's audio and heard a governor in full class warfare mode talking about how those with more need to pay their fair share of taxes to help out the rest of us. Like Democrats in Washington, the wealthy are the enemy and like those Democrats the only people that rally get hurt are the middle-class and working- class who now all should be called the "upper poor." Also, like Jeff Kuhner, when I heard the clarion call of our governor for the rich to pay more, all I could see were the words of Karl Marx who once said, Take from the wealth of the rich and give to the needs of the poor." We know how that all worked out in the old Soviet Union when the only ones who got wealthy were those in power. Today, liberals have their own manifesto which is bank- rupting the system with all those entitlements handed out like candy. Right now look at Greece, look at Italy, look at California, look at Detroit and look at Chicago. If we don't get our act together, and soon, it will be look at America. Funny, one time not even liberal Democrats ever pushed for higher taxes bpt change "tax" to "revenue" and they are all off to the races. I don't let Republicans off the hook either. Both parties have pretty much screwed up the economy as both pin the blame on the other. Meanwhile, back home most of us are paying more for less while watching en- titlements grow for others. No one in charge seems to un- derstand that the money tree may soon die and that really scares me and is truly the madness to be avoided. The other day, I saw a woman walking her service animal on the Boston Com- mon, it was a pig. If this can happen in my sight, so can a bankrupted society without wealth or values and most importantly without common sense. ST. JUDE AND ST, ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude~ worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. V.F. ST. JUDE AND ST. ANTHONY NOVENA May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and for- ever. Sacred Heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude, worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the hopeless, pray for us. St. Anthony, most loving protector and wonder worker, pray for us. Say this prayer 9 times a day and by the 8th day your prayer will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Publication must be promised. My prayers have been answered. Favor received. ~LT.P.