Thursday, February 15, 2007

Various Notes

Arutz 7 has redesigned its web site. Of particular interest to the jblogosphere are two new blogs, "Hollywood to the Holy Land" and “Back to Sanity”.

Purim is coming up soon and Jameel is planning something special.

This coming Shabbat is Parshat Shekalim:
The first of the Four Special Shabbatot is Shabbat Parshat Shekalim. It occurs either on the last Shabbat of the month of Shevat, or on the Shabbat which in that year coincides with Rosh Chodesh Adar, or on a Shabbat early in Adar. A special reading, taken from Parshat KiTisa (Shemot 30:11-16) is appended to the regular Torah reading.

The reading describes a census of the Jewish People which was taken while the Jews were in the Wilderness, after their Exodus from Egypt. The Torah, here and in other places, teaches that it is forbidden to count Jews in the ordinary manner; rather, the People should be called upon to contribute items, which would then be counted.

This means that its time to start cleaning for Pesach!

1 comment:

Akiva said...

A7 has better layout and colors, but still way to much motion (flash). And as far as their blogs, weak on features, very op-ed oriented, just not very bloggy except in the article scroll down format.

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