Archive for February, 2012

February 29, 2012

Chats with FLOTUS Obama & my Plastic Surgeon…

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

This past Monday [27-February-2012] afforded me the opportunity to be on a phone conference call with our wonderful First Lady, Michelle Obama. When I found out that I could submit a question in advance, my wonderful feminist minded husband suggested that because we were considering adding a daughter to our family [which includes our twin sons] and because we have so many young women in our extended family that we care about, the question should be how Mrs. Obama felt about the troubling increase in misogynistic attitude in politics and American society in general.  The thrill of having a husband who not only legally took my last name but cares so deeply about justice for women made me feel wonderfully secure. The First Lady was brilliant and I nearly swooned from hearing her voice.

I am sure you are wondering what this has to do with my dear friend and amazingly talented plastic surgeon, Dr. Richard P. Glunk of Main Line Plastic Surgery in Pennsylvania …my pal is quite conservative and yet we adore and appreciate one another, despite being nearly polar opposites politically. The respect that Richard and I show toward each other should be a template for ALL Americans …agreeing to disagree. One might ask, why I would argue with the man whose hands help keep me young and attractive – the answer is confidence that his professionalism and personal affection for me will control his attitude and performance. Wouldn’t that be a lovely path for Democrats and Republicans to follow?

So these past few days have improved my mind, body and soul – from quite different sources and happily for me, the results are equally BEAUTIFUL !!!

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February 26, 2012

Oscars, Harvey, Georgina & Me!!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Tonight is the 2012 Oscars and like many, I am anxious to see what grand attire, as well as, artistry is to be admired. Two of my favorite celebrity types are to be prominently acknowledged …the brilliant producer Harvey Weinstein and his equally brilliant [and gorgeous] designer wife Georgina Chapman. Both whom I hope to work with in the near future by having Mr. Weinstein produce a movie from my book , Heiress Mommy & Ms. Chapman’s firm Marchesa dress me for the Oscar – which my book’s film will undoubtedly [G-d willing]  be nominated for. This amazing couple represent far more than Hollywood or fashion glamour …each as individuals and together are prime examples of overcoming/working against the odds!

February 20, 2012

The Jews & U.S. Presidents …in honor of Presidents Day 20 February 2012

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

We Jews have a long history – from George Washington until the present – President Obama, of interacting and being recognized by U.S. Presidents.  Washington and others began by acknowledging and recognizing the Jews contribution to this great nation. Additionally, many Presidents specifically defined the Jewish role in American life …making speeches and even noting in legislation our value as REAL Americans. Jews were often nominated for cabinet member position and of course, placed on the highest Court of the land – as members of SCOTUS [Benjamin Cardoza, etc.].  Many Presidents early on in this great nation’s history visited synagogues – most notably George Washington’s visit to Mikveh Israel in my beloved historical hometown of Philadelphia.

I write this today because even though we have not yet had a Jewish President [at least not one aware of or recognizing that fact], this country has had leaders from the first who embraced our contribution and value. May G-d Bless our President and ALL Americans!

P.S.     I might be persuaded to run – not sure a proud American Jewish Feminist Zionist like myself could get elected but damn I think I would do a great job. Shalom!

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February 14, 2012

What Victoria Secret Model Gisele Bundchen, Myself & Valentine’s Day Have in Common!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

Loving football I watched “my” NY Giants beat The New England Patriots in  Superbowl XLVI …then the news was all about  Mrs. Brady defending  her husband  Quarterback Tom- WOW!  Trust me, I too have been accused of “over” defending my husband – often asked why I do it.  Of course, the simple answer is love and marriage but there are deeper issues involved. Along with the New York Times, I read the Wall Street Journal everyday – there in the Sports section [yes both do have sports sections] was a clear explanation/reiteration of things I feel and often talk about.

The points made in the WSJ article are philosophies and beliefs my husband and I share …we are a team – TOTALLY 100% united as a single force against all troubles and evil doers. For us, that has meant legally disowning and disinheriting “family”  – to protect each other and our twin sons from threats and ignorant hateful people. On the positive side, it meant legally [in Court] joining our two last names [my husband uniquely taking my “maiden” name as his own] …this making both names a strong combined dynastic force. As the WSJ article writer states, everyone should have a spouse and if  lucky like me,  also friends/extended family, who even when you are wrong defend and protect you – and, if  blessed like myself/my husband, NEVER  let  ANYONE  perpetrate lies  or unwarranted insults against each other. As the Bible/marriage vows demand – we have truly and completely forsaken ALL others and are ONLY unto each other – in sickness and in health, till death us do part [and then through eternity]. Unconditional love is what my husband and I are blessed to have – the go to the wall for you type of love that makes us the luckiest people in the world!

So here is to you Mr. & Mrs. Brady …we four must dine together sometime in order to show the cynical world that love like ours is really possible. Oh yes, the other thing Gisele and I have in common is  ____ well, I love/husband thinks I look dam good in VS undies too:-)))

Happy & Blessed 2012 Valentine’s Day everyone …wishing you love, joy & the comfort of REAL love!!!

February 12, 2012

Syria Crisis & NYC Fashion Week 2012???

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

I often write about my personal left brain, right brain conflict …a luxury afforded this privileged American gal. Although usually a humorous repartee on my ability and desire to “have it all”, there are times – as it is currently – when that conflict and duplicity takes a serious turn.

I am an addicted fashionista and so want to attend Paris, Milan, Berlin, London & NY Fashion weeks when possible – when not actually able to be there,  I am always reading up on these events – watching with great interest. Of course, there is a serious side to these venues – that is commerce and jobs that result from the design, manufacturing and sales of fashion and accessories. Like some years before 2012, this year has presented me with the struggle of mind and heart over world tragedies occurring simultaneously while fashion week happens – this time it is Syria, who  is in the throws of a horrific humanitarian crisis and I am deeply upset that not enough is being done – not by the international community nor us, the USA. I find it particularly troubling because that as a Jew and supporter of Israel I am victimized by a barrage of bogus concern for the so called Palestinian people on a daily basis via my social networks – and yet there is almost no mention or dialogue about the good people of Syria who are being slaughtered. One must obviously ask WHY?

I am far from naive or in any way Pollyanna about international relations …the logic and dynamics of the world’s nation’s postures toward one another obviously results from self-interests. Now more than ever, with a world facing so many financial crisis, the decision of what and who warrants  assistance demands multiple levels of consideration. The problem with not helping the Syrian people becomes more troubling when one asks why Libya, why Egypt, etc. and NOT Syria? Is location truly the most important factor not only in purchasing a home, opening a business but equally in saving a people from mass murder or is there another prejudice involved? So many questions to consider but the one I can not get out of my head is the Syrian Doctor crying out why won’t the world help us as he wrapped the dead body of a child he had unsuccessfully attempted to save from Syrian President Assad’s army bullets!

P.S. Just in case the prejudice is because the ignorant among us think all Syrians are Muslims – they are NOT – many are Christian and many REAL Americans are of Syrian ancestry.

February 10, 2012

Ban Holocaust Deniers from Facebook NOW!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

My friend,  Randi Susan Klein has created a petition that ALL people of intelligence and compassion MUST sign – to stop Holocaust Denial Pages and Groups from Facebook. This is not only important to us, the Jewish people but equally to anyone who cares about truth and justice. If we allow the haters to write a bogus narrative history surely will be forgotten and definitely repeated …facts are paramount to any dialogue being successful and allowing false statements to be perpetrated as truth eliminates all possible conversations. PLEASE  join me in stopping these evil doers – I implore you as an American, a Jew and a child of G-d to help us stop this continuing hurt NOW.

 

Shalom and may G-d bless us all!!!

February 9, 2012

The Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

The ridiculous current GOP conversation about the perceived [bogus] attack on religion by the Obama administration is at best laughable and at its worst quite dangerous. Our brilliant Founders deeply feared an establishment of any state religion [Establishment Clause] – they knew how badly that turns out by being educated in the history of European nations where the Crusades, the Inquisition and other “at the end of a sword” religious conversions were army/government perpetrated and sponsored.

In this great nation, ALL can and do practice openly and freely the religion of their choice …including a few not quite palpable “cult” like practices. The Presidential 2012 GOP candidates are insulting the American sensibility by even suggesting that something like insurance covered contraception at hospitals and schools with a religious affiliation is any type of assault – there is NO assault by President Obama but there is an assault on ALL our freedoms because if [G-d forbid] Romney or Santorum  become President then you and I will then be mandated to practice our faiths as they deem correct instead of the Constitutional guaranteed religion of our own individual choice. I, myself, as a proud American Jew [with both Muslim and Christian ancestry]  is fearful of their rhetoric. May G-d bless the great U.S.A. and the memory of our brave Founders – who wanted to prevent our divine inspired nation from becoming a totalitarian theocracy (ex. Iran or the former Taliban run Afghanistan).

SHALOM!!!!

February 7, 2012

Black History Month 2012

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

The annual controversy about Black or here in USA, African-American History Month [celebrated in February] is really a misnomer …no more relevant than arguing about the recognition of any of the many important ethnic/religious groups that combine to make up the fabric of this great nation. One must ask if the racial component is the real reason some in our country object to a singular category of our citizenship being recognized and discussed. As the originators of Black History Month hoped – maybe the day will come when we, the great United States of America truly are ONE nation under G-d and then we can have one grand everyone is my brother and sister day of unification!!!

February 1, 2012

MAZEL TOV(S)!!!

by Teréza Eliasz-Solomon (HeiressMommy™)

My congratulations to ALL the SAG winners – an important union that promotes & protects entertainment artists. Not being a big TV viewer makes it rather difficult to watch a full show but reading my NYT allowed my to enjoy the event and I admit to a guilty pleasure of watching repeats of the Red Carpet Fashion shows for a bit. Far too often these days the arts and other expertise/achievements are belittled and mocked – I hope the mass appeal of award shows helps promote more respect for those among us who accomplishment great things/strive toward perfection!!!

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