Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Interesting Posts and Articles #16

  1. Dr. Benny Shalom corrects the Guardian's article about his views on whether Moshe Rabbenu used psychotropic drugs.
  2. Wolfish Musings posts a SheAsani Kirtzono sign.
  3. Sinfest draws a spin on an old Easter / Groundhog day joke.
  4. I don't know whether the allegations will prove true, but I can see it -- the burka babe phenomenon was not the result of chumra-ism but rather of mental illness; but also, often making the permitted into the forbidden is a result of a warped worldview, or a rebellion, where the actually forbidden ends up being permitted. Her insane restrictiveness could easily translate into physical abuse, and her not talking to her family at all because of a taanit dibbur could easily translate into neglect or not offering proper guidance to her children.
    But I don't know. The authorities will do the proper investigations, I'm sure.
  5. Balashon on Ohel and Ahalan. A sampling:
    Ahalan, borrowed directly from Arabic, comes from ahal, one of many words for "family." (The cognate Hebrew word, ohel, means "tent," that is a place where a family lived.)
    Kaddari [...] dismisses a connection...


Anonymous said...

Any reason you put "dismisses" in bold?

Makes me feel like I misspelled it or something...

joshwaxman said...

good point. I was trying to show contrast, that you were presenting different viewpoints, something which was not clear because of the ellipses I put in when coupled with the word "also." But I have another solution towards designating that, which I'll use instead.


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