I recently went to an Enjo demonstration (party?). I can’t say that I’m a convert, but you have to wonder since over 250 years have passed since the Industrial Revolution, something had to be done about improvements in home cleaning. 2,021 more words
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This week’s double parashah reflects a fundamental understanding of ancient Israelite religion – and we are not sure that we know what it is. Between parashat Tazria and parashat Metzora, we are presented for four solid chapters of VaYikra (Leviticus) with rules of what anthropologist Mary Douglas called “purity and danger” in her book of the same name. 529 more words
Polonius: (To Hamlet) What do you read, my lord?
Hamlet: Words, words, words.
(Hamlet II, ii, 192-3)
Nobody mistakes a game of football for anything else; there is never the question that it might not be a game of football or that it might be about something other than football. 531 more words