The Voldie Oldie
"Nocturne" (Billy Joel, 1971)
"Reb Dovid Sidney, you don't appreciate schnappes. You go to my friends in the Kirkwood neighbourhood, they will tell you that a bissel schnappes sends you right to Gan Eiden."
"The biggest surprise of the test was that we actually got the test."
"Their ability to make fire from scratch by rubbing two boy scouts together was very limited."
"I have a PhD in releasing toilets, but I don't like practising my credentials in this area."
"I'm so mad that the only Canadian team left in the playoffs is Colorado."
"You know the difference between the in-laws and the outlaws is that the outlaws are wanted."
"And I will not be taking any fanciful theories or mental gyrations you may be having."
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"She said she's talked to people who think that the first man on the moon was a hoax. What do they think about the subsequent five?"
"You have to practise on a banana or something."
Wiki Daily (May 9th, 2008):
UPDATE: The deadline to submit your third round picks is Thursday May 8, 2008 at 7:29 PM EDT
I'm a little too obsessed with clicking the 'random article' link in Wikipedia and I figured it's about time we upped the random-educational-could-be-fiction element of the blog.
hat tip: Harry Maryles
Question. "Why don't Rabbanim take a firm stand on developments in frum life, such as denouncing perversions and corruptions, wrong agendas, wrongdoers?"
This is a question asked in Mishpacha Magazine by a Charedi journalist to leading Poskim in an article addressing the "burning issues" facing Charedi Jewry today.
Rabbi Shlomo Miller - a prominent Rosh Kollel in Toronto - responded that Charedi Rabbanim do indeed take stands on these issues: "Charedi rabbanim opposed the views espoused by Rabbi Natan Slifkin, and rejected him speaking in the name of Orthodoxy."
"I have to congratulate Mister Hassoun on winning the election."