Archives March 2007

The other "aish ha-Torah"

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

I know that the Chumra of the Month club always works overtime around Passover, but this just goes too far. According to the Jerusalem Post, some rabbis are considering treating marijuana as kitniyot. Israel’s Green Leaf party, which ran on a pro-pot-legalization platform, is advising its frum members to put away their stashes for the ...

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Lack o’ the Irish

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Four years ago, the Boston Globe distinguished itself by its bombshell revelation that John Kerry (our junior senator; you may have heard of him) wasn’t really Irish. Had Kerry ever claimed to be Irish? Umm… no. But a few people (reporters? aides?) could be found who had accidentally claimed that Kerry was Irish, and the ...

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A timely observation

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

Ladies and gentlemen, Eric Naggum:

We can only be glad there is no daylight loan time, or we would face decades of too much daylight, only to be faced with a few years of total darkness to make up for it.

Creative problem-solving — NOT

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

So you’re a probation officer, and you have to find a place for slome just-paroled sex offenders to live. But there are laws about sex offenders living too close to schools, parks, day care centers, etc., and every residence you look at turns out to be in violations. No homeless shelter will take them, either ...

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The life of a repo man is always intense...

Last update on Nov. 11, 2014.

...especially when he specializes in repossessing cargo ships.

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