Sunday, March 22, 2009

Interesting Posts and Articles #132

  1. An article in the Telegraph about a feathered dinosaur, and its impact on theories of bird evolution.

  2. On The Main Line about the Baal Shem of London. Certainly seems like an interesting character.

  3. In time for Pesach, Balashon has a post about the word mozeg, meaning pour or mix. He does not think their wine was much stronger -- it could not have been prior to distillation. But it was a Greek custom, to allow consumption of it in large quantities, and to allow drinking of water, since the alchohol made it safer to drink; or the spices in the wine made them dangerous in large quantities.

  4. Mystical Paths posts a video featuring Rabbi Tendler about Jews on Har HaBayit.

  5. In a comment on one of my posts about Lo Tevaaru Esh and the Karaitic interpretation, Michael P. pointed me towards a book which discussed later Karaitic practice, where some of them adopted the practice of lighting candles for Shabbat. An interesting read -- check it out.

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