Sunday, October 24, 2010

Interesting Posts and Articles #288

  1. Last week's Haveil Havalim at Cosmic X. And this week's, at Isramom.
  2. An article in the Jewish Star detailing more information of the discovered treasure trove of teshuvot from Rav Moshe Feinstein.
  3. More on that Modern Orthodox model on America's Next Top Model who seemed quite ready to drop Shabbos observance. Her mother defends her, saying that the tape was misleadingly edited.
  4. Rabbi Slifkin's summary of the Betech Affair.
  5. At Hirhurim, rabbinic responses to the moon landing.
  6. Scientists turn snails into slug-like creatures, with the shell on the inside.
    Exposure to platinum results in the formation of an internal shell instead of the normal external shell.
  7. A frum girl goes on a rampage over being told 'Im Yirtza Hashem by you':
    The wedding was of one of the girls classmates, until last night the girl, age 19 was one of only 2 single girls left in her class – but last night her friend married – leaving her as the lone single girl in her grade...
    One of her friends agreed to speak to us on anonymity “I mamish didn’t think she was go so crazy, someone gave her a bracha, it’s a mitzvah and what else do you say to an older single girl?” 
    (updated: yes, a joke.)
  8. College doesn't always pay.
  9. Here on parshablog, the first part of a series, on why I am in favor of murex trunculus.


Hillel said...

R' Waxman,
Um, perhaps you should make it a little more clear that the "im yirtzah Hashem by you" piece is a joke...

joshwaxman said...

it's a joke?



Hillel said...

Well, at least it gives me an opportunity to plug this old YUTOPIA blog post:


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