Monday, December 31, 2012

Barukh Dayan Emet

Rita Levi-Montalcini, the noted neurobiologist who won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for her groundbreaking discoveries at a time when it was unusual for women to have careers in science, passed away at her home in Rome Sunday at the age of 103.  She achieved so much despite persecution in her native Italy on account of her Jewishness.  Thank God for this remarkable woman who did so much to make the world a better place.  May there be more like her.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Heard on the Web

משוט בארץ ומהתהלך בה. . . .  
From flitting about the earth and traversing it (Job 1:7). . .

  It seems that, in a magazine interview, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) refused to commit himself on whether the earth is several billion years old or several thousand.  He received an indirect rebuke from, of all people, noted televangelist Pat Robertson, who warned that "if you fight science, you are going to lose your children."
   It is advice many haredi rabbis would do well to heed.

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