Friday, October 11, 2013

Working Within The System

October 11, 2013

Just read in the paper that a Brooklyn rabbi went to great lengths to help women get divorces.

Orthodox Jews require a husband’s permission in order to get a divorce, and some husbands wouldn’t give it; so the rabbi arranged (for a hefty fee) to have the husbands kidnapped and tortured until they’d agree to the divorce. 

Not sure how torturing people makes more religious sense than just letting people get divorced. Maybe someone should look at trying to change the system.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

If It's Not a daVinci, Is It Still Good?

October 5, 2013

A possible daVinci was found recently. It will, of course, be researched and vetted.

If it’s not a daVinci, does that mean it’s not a good picture?

And how come a person who produced a picture that’s as good as his, without (apparently) having his staggering talent, wouldn't get even bigger applause for doing such great work?