Why would anyone go to the North Pole if they could be here?
We tried to get some of the world's best coffee/tea, but it was closed.
View from observation point (got there via gondola):
"Abacaxi Mamão" (abakaSHEE mahMOW) means "Pineapple Papaya," which is what I ate daily for breakfast when I was in Brazil in March 2005. This has since become a place for me to reflect on living in New York, Jewish texts, gender issues, and general observations about life. Thanks for reading!
He read and translated and we all diligently took notes. We highlighted assiduously--one color for each sugya, or section. Tests required us to recall key phrases:מאימתי קורין את שמע בערבין? משעה שהכהנים נכנסים לאכול בתרומתן עד סוף האשמורה הראשונה דברי ר' אליעזר. וחכמים אומרים עד חצות. רבן גמליאל אומר עד שיעלה עמוד השחרMe'eimasai korin es shma b'aravin? Mehsha'ah shehakohanim nichnasin lehechol b'trumasan ad sof haashmorah harishona...
דתניא, "as we learn in a b'raisa"
תא שמע, "come and hear"
Science, Health, Etc.
Obama, Etc. (remember, I started this list in October)
A Selection of New York Times Op-Eds