Present, book, knife & Timna

According to R. Abraham Twerski, Abe Lincoln once said: “I do not like that man very much. I should get to know him better.” When my kids were in nursery school, they used to do this project that I loved. They would bring home a present, and inside the present was a paper book and […]

JPIX, vay and tributyltin

JPIX #21, a blog carnival of pictures by Jewish bloggers, is up at Mother in Israel. Thank you for including my fall foliage and stars watercolor. What else is going on in the blogosphere: Tributyltin: can this crop chemical make you fat? Oy, vay: oy has a Hebrew source but vay is Greek Nature’s Best […]

Dust — Afar — עָפָר (Part II)

This is a continuation of The Golden Compass — Dust I am pleased to say I could find no relationship between the Jewish concept of dust and Philip Pullman’s Dust. First, more on Philip Pullman’s Dust: it seems that there is some similarity between Pullman’s Dust and Buddhism’s dust. And Pullman will be producing a […]