Yesterday, the American Republican Jewish Coalition (a group I had never heard of until this weekend) held a gathering featuring the president. There were three main things about this little shindig that has Jewish Twitter (Jwitter?) talking about. Some of these are problems, in my opinion, and some are not. Let’s try and take these […]
My yeshiva, Yeshiva Derech Chaim has launched a fundraising campaign that is ending today, Wednesday, April 3rd. The purpose of the campaign is to raise money for the Rebbeim (teachers) so they can be up-to-date on their salaries for Pesach (Passover). I want to give something, a small token of gratitude, for the Roshei Yeshiva […]
That stuff lasts a long time, it’s almost Spam like in that way. A good article about Chaim Bloom the Vice President of Baseball Operations for the Tampa Bay Rays
I love biblical archaeology. This has the potential to be a big discovery. Here is some video about the find. New York Times opinion writer (and fellow Pittsburgh ex-pat) Bari Weiss wrote a column about how important this may be.
This is potentially a big discovery. The oval-shaped bulla, however, is not intact. On its legible portion, there is an inscription with First Temple Hebrew letters that seem to spell out the name l’Yesha’yah[u] (Belonging to Isaiah). On a line below, there is the partial word nvy, which presumably spells out “prophet.” The usual disclaimers about initial findings […]
Brian Michael Bendis who wrote almost every single comic for Marvel for what seems like forever, left the Merry Marching Society and is now working for their rival D.C. Being that Bendis is Bendis D.C. decided he should be writing one of their tentpole characters, Superman (his first issue will be in May). Here is […]
I know that I have written about this previously but this is a topic that really interests me. About two months ago in a issue of Ms. Marvel an honest to goodness Orthodox Jew was introduced as a supporting character in the book. What’s more interesting is that the character is treated with respect and […]
I hate labels and the is especially true when it comes to Judaism and more specifically when it comes to Orthodox Judaism. In his post today Harry Maryles touches on some of these issues. He received an email from an anonymous “Charedi personality” bemoaning this kind of behavior. Here is what I think is the […]
With yesterday being Lag B’Omer here is something I wrote a few years ago pertaining to the joyous day. It was a thought that crossed my mind regarding Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai (RASHBY). Most, if not all observant Jews know the famous story of RASHBY. He and his son are forced to live in a […]
If you have been studying with the Daf Yomi cycle, you are now half of the way done. Dr. Jeremy Brown has a good read about that and the different pagination the Talmud has had in the past.