- BlogInDm continues the discussion of the musically ignorant devar Torah. He is unhappy with a particular response to a letter to the editor.
- ZooTorah posts about the nesher (eagle; griffon vulture) and the possibility that it actually does carry its young. Is the mashal based on common belief, or scientifically accurate reality? Does it matter?
- Kankan Chadash on chess and the Brisker Derech; something originally intended to be about different flavors of Islam.
- Dixie Yid posts the recent Kol Brisk on the parsha, in a flavor safe for accountants and electrical contractors everywhere.
- Parasitic flies making zombie fire ants. Quite cool.
- Lost finally makes sense.
- The Real Shliach:
From moshe rabbeinu until our rebbe it's one rebbe, one moshiach, one Aibeshter. What happened 13 shevat 5710? The Rebbe told a story, it's been edited already, you'll never find it, the Rebbe said, "Atzmus Ein Sof came down in a body, who speaks Yiddish, english, Russian, in order to be mekarev yidden to yiddishkeit."My reaction is that if the first part of the paragraph is accurate, then it is not yiddishkeit he is being mekarev the yidden to.
- Kashrut News about a recall of vanilla Tofutti cuties:
Tofutti Brands Inc. has completed a precautionary investigative recall of 12 pallets of its 8-Pack Vanilla Cuties mini sandwich frozen dessert novelties (UPC 0-20188-01301-2) due to possible trace level milk contamination reported for a limited number of lots shipped which were produced in July of 2008. Vanilla Cuties are labeled as Milk Free and persons who have an allergy or severe sensitivity or intolerance to Dairy products run the risk of serious or life-threatening injury if they consume products with milk ingredients. Tofutti Brands uses stringent quality controls to prevent milk contamination of its products and sells more than 60 million individual Vanilla Cuties each year.Great, but does such milk contamination make a difference in terms of kashrus. Would they be considered milchigs? I don't know, but incline towards no.
- Lion of Zion posts a selection from Michael Perlman's book on the trup of Vayikra, with a more detailed analysis of what I discussed here about Ger veToshav Vachay Imach. For example, and one thing I neglected to mention, is the kametz under the vav.
- A new look for JRants! But right-clicking to open up a post in a new window also loads it up on the same page. :(
- Also, the latest Haveil Havelim is up at Shiloh Musings.