tc city

No more training, no more 5a wake-up calls, no more worrying “can I do this?” or “should I be doing this?” Just 26.2 miles to go. The TCS New York City Marathon is tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited to be running alongside my buddy @twheat. Thanks so much to TAGHeuer for sponsoring my entry and special thanks to my family for supporting me and being my biggest cheerleader throughout this 16 week training process.

“One day,” she whispered, “one day I’m going to pack my things and leave this cruel city. I’m going to take on the world and I’ll stand up in front of everyone who wished to doubt me to show that I made it, that I survived while everyone was kicking me while I was already down.”

He smiled, “and when you do, know that I believed in you.”
—  J.B. //Excerpt from a book I’ll never write #42 //He was the one to always say he will be there by my side through thick and thin and that he would always believe in me but where is he now when I am on the ground crying my eyes out
latimes.com
Meet the Catholic grocer who helps Mexican Jews keep kosher
Noe Trinidad Chavez sat at a small card table gutting zucchinis with a metal corer knife, preparing them to be stuffed with meat and cooked into platillo a la jardinera , a traditional meal eaten by Sephardic Jews.
By Los Angeles Times

M&TC:

For our Mexico City Jews, where to stock up for this shavu’ot !! 

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Manhattan explosion: New York on full alert after blast rocks city

New York has been placed on full alert after 29 people were injured in an explosion in the Chelsea area of Manhattan on Saturday evening, with at least one other device being investigated by police in the city.

The cause of the first blast, which one witness said was “like a volcano”, was believed to have been an explosive device placed in a trash can on 23rd Street, a bustling area of the city on the lower west side a few blocks from the Empire State Building.

24 people have been taken to hospital following the explosion in Chelsea area on Saturday night.

Another device reported to be a pressure cooker with wires attached to a cell phone was discovered on nearby 27th Street.

Earlier in the day, a pipe bomb exploded in New Jersey near the scene of a run in support of US Marines.

Although the New York mayor, Bill de Blasio, told a media conference the Chelsea explosion was an “intentional act”, he stopped short of saying it was a bomb and said that there was “no evidence” yet of any link to terror.