Archive for March 3rd, 2010

Postscript: Rav Sternbach “Excommunicates” Rabbi Batzri’s Dybbuk

Aristotle and the great Greek writers like Euripides, Sophocles, and Aristophanes regarded irony (from the ancient Greek noun  εἰρωνεία  [eirōneía] meaning hypocrisy, deception, or feigned ignorance) as a situation where an observer sees an incongruous circumstance that evokes paradox and laughter. Irony suggests that there is a profound polar difference between appearance and reality, between expectation and fulfillment. The Bible also has many stories about irony; perhaps its most famous story about irony is the birth of Isaac–a tale that ...

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Chess Gem

Amazing, this game was a total crush! Bear in mind the program is about 2650.

[Date "28/2/2010"]

[White "MS"]

[Black "LCHESS 5.3.0.0"]

[Result "1-0"]

[Opening "A13 English Opening"]

1. c4 e6 2. Nc3 Bb4 3. e4 Nc6 4. g3 Nf6 5. Bg2 Ne5 6. d3 Bxc3+ 7. bxc3 O-O 8. Ne2 d6 9. h3

c5 10. f4 Ng6 11. O-O Ne7 12. Kh2 Nd7 13. Be3 e5 14. f5 Nf6 15. g4 Nc6 16. Qe1 Bd7 17. Qh4

h6 18. Bf3 Rc8 19. Rg1 Re8 20. Rg2 Ra8 ...

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Guarding Our Humanity–Even In a Time of War

In his classical work on masculine spirituality, Iron John, Robert Bly notes how our contemporary society no longer provides the necessary rituals to help reintegrate warriors after a war. Unlike the ancient societies, which presented a series of complex rituals to help their soldiers make a transition to their former lives, today’s warriors have no means of making such a psychological transition to a normal life.[1]

In some cultures, a group of women would bare their breasts at the soldier to ...

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