- Rabbi Gil Student announces the release of his book quite soon, and that you can get an early-bird discount.
- An unintended consequence of Pennsylvania's filial statute.
- Among JNUL's recent scans/uploads, a work from the 16th century or early 17th century by David Ganz on astronomy and earth science, and making it work with Chazal. And also a notice by Saul Berlin, who forged Besamim Rosh and wrote a commentary on it, Kasa Deharsena, retracting a particular kulla about shaving with regard to the moed.
- Vos iz Neais about how an Arab cell-phone their returns a cell phone to a women, because he is afraid of her activist father.
- And a Belz committee comes up with limits on wedding spending. Including using cubic zirconium rather than a diamond for the engagement ring. Hasidic Musician is troubled by just what is supposed to be "reasonable rates" for a wedding band.
- Emes veEmunah on female rabbis.
- At the Seforim blog, the peh / ayin order in the acrostics of Eicha. Among the points,
Based on the archaeological evidence for peh preceding ayin, let us see what happens under the assumption that peh precedes ayin here:
יז פְּנֵי ה׳ בְּעֹשֵׂי רָע לְהַכְרִית מֵאֶרֶץ זִכְרָם.
טז עֵינֵי ה׳ אֶל צַדִּיקִים וְאָזְנָיו אֶל שַׁוְעָתָם.
יח צָעֲקוּ וה׳ שָׁמֵעַ וּמִכָּל צָרוֹתָם הִצִּילָם.
The ones whom God listens to and saves are not the evildoers, but the tzadikkim. Suddenly, the sequence of verses makes perfect sense!
- At parshablog, I've been discussing Og's dimensions (here and then here).