Archives September 2006

A prayer and a legal declaration for Erev Yom Kippur

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Excerpt from Tefillah Zakkah:

Knowing as I do that hardly anyone is a righteous person who has not sinned against another one, either financially or physically, in word or in deed—this makes my heart tremble within me, because Yom Kippur does not atone for interpersonal sins until the offender appeases the victim. Regarding this, my ...

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Things Yenta never had to worry about

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

In Amazon Women on the Moon, there’s a skit where a woman is about to invite her date into her apartment, but first she asks for a driver’s license and credit card. Moments later, her fax machine spits out a long list of her would-be lover’s past misdeeds, and after reading the report, she kicks ...

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They're #2!

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

If you’ve lost track of all the announcements that the Forces of Good have captured or killed “al-Qaeda’s number-two man in Iraq” or “a top aide to al-Zarqawi” or some such, here is a convenient list.

al-Qaeda, like many nimble and forward-thinking corporations, clearly understands the benefits of a flat management hierarchy.


Messianic murder

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Murderer in the Mikdash is much, much better-written than Left Behind. If you only buy one murder mystery set in the Jewish messianic era, you must buy this one.


Let me try that again.

If you want to write a novel that explores some society that your readers might not be familiar with, throw ...

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