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Jewish History Jewish Thought, Theology, and Machshava

Real quick posting today. There’s an editorial in the NYTimes today lamenting the increase in the prison population. “Federal, state and local governments have been putting more people behind bars…

News & Events

I’ve been getting swamped with e-mails and IM’s about the historical accuracy of 9 Av events. Even Protocols is getting in on the action. This is going to take much…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Abdicate.net gives us a few other infamous events which took place on 9 Av, all of which “are verifiable in the history books”. We already demonstrated the WWI date to…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Someone asked me tonight about what happened on 9 av. M. Taanit 4:6 lists 5 things: Decree that the dor midbar wouldn’t enter Eretz Yisrael Hurban I Hurban II Beitar…

Jewish History Random Acts of Scholarship

Interesting mahloket in the Islamic world. In 2000 an Alexandrian court ruled that Islam doesn’t accept electronic communications for divorce. Malaysia, however, authorized the use of SMS as a legitimate…

News & Events Religion

Normally I’m better tempered than this; it takes a lot to get me annoyed enough to blog. However, in one day I’ve gotten messages from Frumster people who probably should….well…

Jewish Dating Personal

Since I have my own personal blog now, I guess I can start moving some various nonesense over here. The following was written sometime in 2002. I was in Gruss in Israel and working with Russel on setting up an ADSL network in the computer room.

This song has been performed by me only once – that Purim in Dr. Jackson’s apt – and will probably never be performed (by me at least) again.

Trust me – this is a good thing.

Shtick