The Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel has said that using a mobile phone inhibits the study of Torah. I happen to agree with him on this issue (not like he needs me to agree with him). I would even take it a step further and say it inhibits prayer as well. I can’t begin to […]
I get almost all of my news through RSS either via official news sites or blogs. There are a few trends developing in blogging for a while which really bug me and I’ll usually skip the article when I notice the article is going down that path. I believe that blogging would be better off […]
OK, I have to admit it. I was completely wrong about the whole AJ Burnett situation. At the end of the baseball season AJ was going to either retire or pitch for the Pirates. When it was time to make AJ a qualifying offer of $14M the Pirate’s declined to make one. There was a […]
The parsha starts off with the words “And these are the laws…” . Rashi immediately mentions just like the 10 commandments were given at Sini, so too were these laws. This leads to what I think is a very fundamental question. Why do these laws which are civil in nature need to be given at […]
My daughter is having a a history fair in a few weeks and her class is responsible for showing about Ancient Greeks. The topic her group decided to work on was the meeting between Shimon HaTzaddik and Alexander the Great. Being the history nut that I am I decided to get her some source material […]
GOLD is BEST! A client of mine told me about this parody and it is as funny as he said it was. What about the shortage of the Gold iPhone? Don’t worry about that, Raffi will hook you up!
There has been a lot of learning on the job for me while I have been teaching. One of the things I have learned (OK, I knew but I wanted to give the students a chance) was that students won’t do homework unless they are held accountable in some way. I do this with their […]
Today I’m about to start a new chapter in my career. After being in the business world for close to 20 years, I’ve now become a teacher. I’ll be teaching 7th and 8th grade in an all boys elementary school. The subjects I’ll be teaching are American History, literature, and grammar. American History I won’t […]
I’m not a Breaking Bad fan. There is nothing wrong with the show I just have not been able to get into it. This mashup of Breaking Bad and the Pirates’ 2013 season is just awesome and really got the blood pumping.
I am a big fan of Amazon (in fact I am an Amazon affiliate. If you’d like to help me out feel free to use the Amazon search box on the right). I do a lot of my shopping there. When I got my Kindle Fire (since sold to buy an iPad Mini) I handed […]