Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Interesting Posts and Articles #99

  1. On Tuesday, December 2nd, 8:00 PM, at Lander College: Nobel Laureate Prof. Robert Aumann will speak on Economics and Torah.

  2. Rabbi Ari Enkin discusses the custom of pouring out water in the proximity of someone who was niftar. I think some of the presentation is over the top, though it is all in the sources.

  3. A Mother in Israel discusses the importance of correcting others, in certain cases, based on this article by Rabbi Ginsberg on the same topic. And at Beyond BT, on the same topic, about how to instruct others on the proper course of action, in the particular case, sifting flour for kashrut purposes. Of course, one step to take is to make sure that others are indeed in need of correcting. See the comments there, also.

  4. At the Seforim blog, a discussion of two editions of Rabbi Chaim Berlin's Responsa. Some interesting responsa, and some interesting things which have been edited out.

  5. At Chaptzem, a note from the person who made the "Ich Vil Zain a Rebbe" ("I Want To Be A Rebbe") video, explaining his motivations. (Originally posted on an earlier Chaptzem post.) He also claims that he just made the song, but someone else made the images (and translation) which accompany the song. This could have some real repercussions on how to interpret the song, where it may have been intended somewhat differently. Thus, for example, when he sings that the Rebbe is busy, the Rebbe is meeting with the president, the image shows Rabbi Yisroel Dovid Weiss of Neturei Karta meeting with Ahmadinejad. To see the video, and a discussion of how it was taken down due to fraudulent DMCA notices, see this post on parshablog.


Lion of Zion said...

i really would have like to hear auman, but it's too late for me to reschedule my day. do you know if he is speaking anywhere else?

joshwaxman said...

not that I know of. sorry.


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