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Nov 1, 2021, 9:17 PM
10 things you read on the Internet
We live in extraordinary times, when you can back up any ludicrous statement you make with "I read it on the Internet." It even works for Jewish religious law: "I read somewhere that you can (insert a leniency) on...
Oct 18, 2021, 10:03 PM
For the planet: Public transportation on Shabbat
Take it from an aspiring nudist: Ramming the Sabbath down people's throats accomplishes nothing positive
Oct 12, 2021, 9:01 AM
Your call is valuable to us
I was once on hold with Bezeq Internet for so long that when they answered the phone I said, "I was on hold so long that while I waited I taught myself how to play guitar and learned how...
Sep 24, 2021, 2:56 PM
Why every Jew should have their own lulav set
You shouldn't. The custom of owning a lulav set for every adult man and woman, and sometimes for each child, is an environmental disaster. Consider the packaging. True, if you buy your set on the street there’s less packaging. Otherwise: ...
Mar 24, 2021, 7:03 PM
A life-changing vision of God on election day
I had a vision of God on election day. Here's what happened. I was walking to my voting station in Bak'a* . First, I passed by the Meretz booth, where the young woman looked up briefly from her daf yomi...
Mar 3, 2021, 12:12 AM
5 reasons why you’re not Jewish
Now that we learned from Yitzhak Pindrus that women who convert to Judaism through the IDF are not Jewish, here's why the rest of us aren't, either. Light skin. I don't want to get all up in your racist...
Feb 17, 2021, 5:49 PM
5 ways to improve your divrei torah
Not all of the time, but much of the time, when I hear a dvar torah, my reaction is disappointment. That seems wrong. Here are some practical suggestions for both amateurs and professionals. #1 Torah Torah Torah Put the Torah back...
Feb 5, 2021, 2:27 PM
We’ll still send a gift
I once had a friend named Perry. He and I would bemoan the fact that we were invited to so many weddings. Granted we're of a certain age, so that makes us grumpier about the predictable and less-than-exquisite food,...
Nov 9, 2020, 7:05 PM
Leave a book, take a book and a book and a book
In our quaint, overpriced, Jerusalem neighborhood of Bak'a (known to one easily-bribed municipal official as Geulim), around the corner, in the park, inside the community garden, across from the compost bins, lies the community library. It's a three-sided hut...
Sep 17, 2020, 7:32 PM
Stuck in second grade for the holidays
God isn’t our king, our father, our mother or our master. He’s God, whatever that might mean. And She doesn’t need a pencil (though He might)
Nathan Bigman is the author of the book
Shut Up and Eat (How to quietly become a triplitarian)