My name is Rabbi Goldman.

As you can tell by my photo, I look like a cat.

As a distinguished Rabbi, this is somewhat of a drawback because some people don’t take me seriously.

Not you, of course. You’re reading my web page.

Perhaps you were looking for Rabbi Mark N. Goldman, formerly of Cincinnati, but currently at Temple Bet Yam in St. Augustine, Florida. If so, you can visit his website here: http://www.templebetyam.org/aboutus/contactus/

Now, back to talking about myself.

I was born back in the late 1900s, about 1998. I’ve stopped telling people my exact birthday because I don’t like all the cat joke birthday cards. I currently live in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I am special because I am a Maine Coon Cat. What makes me different than an average house cat is that I can type. Which is why I have a web page and they don’t.

Favorite Websites. Here are some of my favorite websites.

Books. These are some of my favorite books.

50 Faces of Israel
by David Katz
A poignant and touching reminder of the many aspects of Israel the people, the culture, its growth. [click here]

Alex Katz
by Alex Katz
In over 40 years of activity, Alex Katz has established himself as one of the leading American painters of the 20th century. Katz’s works have found a place in the permanent collections of major museums throughout the world. [click here]

Cats Into Everything
by Bob Walker
The title says it all.

Cats In Love
by Jean-Claude Suares and Jane Martin
Cats in Love is an exquisite collection of photographs and stories starring love-struck cats. The feline camaraderie found in this collection contradicts the popular myth that cats are aloof loners. [click here]

Dancing With Cats
by Silver Burton, Heather Busch, and Shakya Bahrain
Whoever said “cats can’t dance” should read this book. I don’t know, maybe nobody said “cats can’t dance.” Read this book anyway. [click here]

Messengers of the Wind : Native American Women Tell Their Life Stories
by Jane B. Katz
“Here at last is a rich and authentic mosaic of voices which expresses the variety, subtlety,wisdom and depth of Native American Women.” – Louise Erdrich, Chippewa, author of Medicine Women and Bingo Palace [click here]

The New Urbanism
by Peter Katz
Reacting to yesterday’s suburban sprawl and failed urban development, a coalition has formed of innovative architects, developers, and builders in
what has become known as the “New Urbanism.” This widely publicized movement seeks to bring back the basic amenities that make communities work: culturally diverse housing; easy access to work, play and schools; and efficient transportation. The New Urbanism shows this visionary movement in action in “edge cities” on the fringes of existing metropolitan areas as well as in separate satellite communities. [click here]

Portuguese Palissy Ware : A Survey of Ceramics from Caldas Da Rainha, 1853-1920
by Marshall P. Katz
The great French 16th-century potter, Bernard Palissy, created a genre of rustic ceramic ware reproducing three-dimensional still lifes of natural objects, flora and fauna of all types, including lizards and fish, rendered in high relief and natural colors. His work influenced a school of artists that flourished in the Portuguese town of Caldas da Rainha, 65 miles north of Lisbon, between 1853 and 1920. This volume surveys the work of the most important artists of the Portugese Palissy revival, including Mafra and Pinheiro.
[click here]
Postmodernism and the Politics of ‘Culture’
by Adam Katz
Postmodernism and the Politics of ‘Culture’ is a comparative critical analysis of the political and intellectual ambitions of postmodernist critical theory and the academic discipline of cultural studies.

Katz’s polemical aim is to show that cultural studies comes up short in both areas, because its practitioners focus on too-narrow issues-primarily, celebrating the folkways of micro-communities-while denying the very possibility of studying, understanding, and changing society in any comprehensive way and to any universally beneficial purpose. He argues that scholars and activists alike would do well to make use of the analytical tools of postmodernist critical theory, whose practitioners acknowledge the political significance of the differences between social groups, but do not consider them to be unbridgeable, and so seek to develop a set of practices for creating a truly inclusive, truly democratic public sphere. [click here]

Why Cats Paint: A Theory of Feline Aesthetics
by Heather Busch (Contributor) and Burton Silver
This photographic record of cat creativity will intrigue catlovers and art-lovers alike, as it deciphers many heretofore unexplained aspects of cat behavior which can be found in the familiar context of art. [click here]

Favorite Photo. Below is my favorite photo.


Document History. This page was originally created in 2005 for the cat named Rabbi Goldman with the permission of the cat’s caretaker. Through August 2012, it remained in the #3 position out of 1.7 million for a Google search on Rabbi Goldman. On 22 August 2012, the page was migrated from the old website design to the new system.