Favorites

Favorites                                       Aaron-Israel Rachowitz
                                                      June 8, 1929 -- July 11, 2011



Favorite Sport:                        Football
Favorite Sports Teams:          Žalgiris Vilnius (established in 1947 as "Dinamo;" during the period 1948-61 called "Spartak"), Maccabi Haifa and FC Barcelona
Favorite Foods:                      Buckwheat kasha (гре́чневая ка́ша), pirozhki (пирожки), Lithuanian cuisine (cepelinai, šaltibarščiai, juoda duona), and Israeli cuisine (hummus, thina, avocado)
Favorite Dessert:                    Cheese cake; Dark chocolate, with a cocoa amount of 70% or more  
Favorite Colors:                      Khaki and olive drab
Favorite Music:                       March music (like "Proshchanye Slavyanki/Прощание cлавянки/Farewell of Slavianka"; "The Stars and Stripes Forever;"; "В путь/Let's go"; Israeli Army march; March Zemer Haplugot; "Den Pobedi/Victory Day" and "Radetzky March"
Favorite Songs:                      Beltz, mayn shtetele Beltz (Yiddish)/Beltz, my little town of Beltz; Tyomnaya noch (Russian)/A Dark Night 
Favorite Vacations:                 Palanga (Lithuania); All-inclusive resorts in Turkey and Greece; cruise ships
Favorite Books:                      Geography/Population atlases/books
Best Friends:                          Dr. Semen Yakobson, Prof. Eliyahu Stoupel, Rivka Kowarski Gordon, Alina Mintaučkienė, Misha Pianko
One of the Greatest
Technological Achievements
of the 20th Century:              Landing a man on the Moon
Favorite Sayings/Quotes:     (Yiddish -- Frisch, gesund und meschugge) "פריש, געזונט און משוגע,"    
"יעדער שטעקן האט צוויי עקן"
"הכי טוב בארץ זה לצאת לחוץ לארץ"
"Скажи мне, кто твой друг, и я скажу тебе, кто ты"
"На безрыбье и рак рыба"
"Спасение утопающих — дело рук самих утопающих"
"Что напишешь пером, не вырубишь топором"
"Es war einmal und kommt nicht wieder"
Hobbies
and Additional Favorites:       Watching tennis, basketball, figure skating, athletics; reading newspapers; watching the latest news; listening to the latest news; traveling to other countries