By Tom Interval
Last June I wrote an article asserting that Harry Houdini’s father, Rabbi Mayer Samuel Weiss, was not fired by his congregation simply because he couldn’t speak English. I’ve decided to make that blog the first in a series of what I call “blogcasts”: reading select blogs aloud so they not only reach a wider audience but also are a bit easier to digest for those who are interested in the subject but don’t always have time to read. Not all blogcasts will appear on this blog because some will not relate directly to Houdini, but I hope you’ll also follow my other blog, which covers magic in general. Hope you enjoy Blogcast #1: Rabbi Weiss’s Farewell Sermon.