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Illustrated Megillat Esther

My father reminded me that there is another very good illustrated book, J.T. Waldman’s Megillat Esther. See here for some sample illustrations.

Good Introduction to DEVONthink

I have posted about DEVONthink before since I think that it is a great program for Mac users. Here is another nice series of posts about how to use DEVONthink and make the most of its capabilities. 1. Devonthink and Other Mac Apps for History and Humanities Research 2. Devonthink for Historical Research, part II […]

A Cartoon Mishnah

As a follow-up to my post on the Talmud and comics, I wanted to point out an excellent book which illustrates teachings of the Mishnah through comics. The book is Tallis Ends and Other Tales by R. Don Channen. It was published almost twenty years ago by Gefen Publishing and I am glad to see […]

Davening in sandals

Davening in sandals: (The emphases are mine-MM) Q: Is it permissible to daven in sandals without socks?A: One is required to daven dressed in a way in which he would stand before a king. How one stands before a king is dependent on the place and time in which one lives. The Beit Yosef says […]

SOY Seforim Sale

The SOY Seforim Sale begins this Sunday, Feb. 1 and will continue until Sunday, Feb. 22.

Dangerous Knowledge

No, I am not talking about the Kabbalah or subversive rabbinic commentary, rather I am talking about Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” feature. We are Netflix members and I always saw that feature, but I never bothered to learn what it was until I read David Pogue’s article. See, there is a purpose to newspapers. Somebody has […]

Talmud in Comics

See here for some comic/graphic novel illustrations from the Talmud. If you enjoy either comics, the Talmud, or both, they’re worth a look. (hat tip)

Review of Sages and Commoners

Joshua Schwartz reviews Stuart S. Miller’s Sages and Commoners in Late Antique ‘Erez Israel: A Philological Inquiry into Local Traditions in Talmud Yerushalmi here. See here for a previous post on this book. I have only read the introduction to Miller’s book and I found that it gives a very good introduction to the state […]

Norman Golb on the DSS

Bibbiablog has a summary of Norman Golb’s theory about the authorship of the Dead Sea Scrolls and his criticism of a number of recent exhibits featuring the DSS. While variations in wording can be found in each of the exhibitions, the basic idiom and associated message remain the same: they have in common an effort […]

Madoff’s Enablers

For anyone interested, Bloomberg has an interesting article which goes a little more in depth into Madoff’s “Enablers”, Madoff Enablers Winked at Suspected Front-Running.

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