Sep 24, 2009

Interesting Posts #81

1. A Mother in Israel discusses a letter in the Yated about being careful of bugs in schach during the upcoming Sukkos holiday.

2. The Freakonomics blog considers whether he can predict accurately how long Rosh Hashana services take, simply by memory from previous years. Seems like an effort in futility to me.

3. The Bray has problems with Tefilla Zaqa..

4. hubscubs just finished his MBA. Mazel tov!

5. ParshaBlog comments, and disagrees with, a recent post at The Jewish Worker regarding people coming in late to shul. I tend to agree more with Parsha Blog on this. I came in a bit late on Rosh Hashana (before Barchu though), and people can have a multitude of reasons why they are late. Anywhere from not feeling well, to a kid being up all night sick, to trying to wake kids up for shul, to helping a spouse with getting kids dressed, to just not looking forward to 6 hours of davening to a million other reasons. It is difficult to just say "how can someone dare to come late on such an important day". Though of course, people should always try to be conscientious about shul and davening and come on time and daven with kavana.

6. Our Shiputzim finds a source of never-ending amusement.


  1. who can sit for 6 hours?
    although this year i davened in a different shul that was much more conducinve to davening than my usual shuls.

  2. Thanks for the link.

    May you and your family have a shanah tovah and a gemar chatimah tovah.

  3. Since the Israelis are the target of an Iranian extermination plan, they cannot afford the luxury of a Pollyana, cafe-debate world view like Barack thinks is so modern and "cool".

    Israel can go-it-alone if she has to... the IDF probably has the military capacity already to not only bomb Iran, but win the wider Middle East war that is likely to result.

    Unlike vs. Hezbollah in 2006, the Israelis will fight this one to win, and win BIG... vs. Iran, Syria, Hezbollah, and the rump Hamas. The IDF will go ALL-out too, with infantry and armor from day one.

    Team Obama would be well-advised to keep an eye on the horizon anytime they're visiting their new pals in Tehran... for a formation of Israeli F-16's coming-in at Mach 2.

    The Israelis did us all a huge favor in 1983, taking out Saddam's reactor in the face of world condemnation... and they'll they'll take care of business again. Unfortunately, Israel is used to such misguided and ignorant moralizing- same as they've dealt with for years.

    As for Obama, polls show their populace has completely turned against him, they don't care what this smiley plastic mannequin has to say anymore... as he turns the US into an irrelevant, impotent bystander.

    Sorry about him, Israel- normal Americans still support you.


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