Thursday, January 26, 2006

My Letter in the Jewish Week

I have a letter in this week's New York Jewish Week. You can find it here.


Thursday, January 19, 2006


Apparently, in the latest prempro lawsuit, the plaintiff is filing a 12b6 motion for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. Nobody knows what this mean, but that's ok because nobody is reading this. G'day.


I feel like I have already discussed this before, but you can't believe the low rates that are available for precious metal financing these days.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006


If you really want to go out, try diamond bracelets. But that's all I got.


Alternative Means

If flowers don't work for you, maybe try gift baskets.


Our Version of Romance

I still can't get over the fact that there is a religious holiday that is oriented entirely around taking your wife to dinner and giving her a box of chocolates. Jews have no equivalent, which I guess says something about the whole process of falling in love the Jewish way. I don't think there is anything halachically assur about giving flowers though, which may or may not coincide with a holiday being celebrated by others on February 14. If you care to honor your significant other then, here's a link to Valentine Flowers which can work for any occasion or any person.


Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Back in school

It's great to be back in school except for the whole having to go to class part, which is far more boring than I ever remember it being. The one exception was yesterday, when we learned about this exciting Bextra lawsuit that has legal scholars everywhere scratching their heads.

Price of Gold

The price of gold can be found by visiting this website.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Oh Pearl

You know anyone named Pearl? I know someone whose middle name is Pearl. I am actually struggling to come up with birthday present ideas for her as June starts to come onto the monthly radar. I guess I could get a head start on my shopping by just visiting a store that sells pearl jewelry. Can it get more from the heart than that?


Web Marketing

Apparently some people have been making money off of blogs. This surprises us fine fellows but we are envious of those who have found a way to make it work for them. They are very smart, far smarter than us measely weasels down here in the drudgery. Search Engine Marketing has become very popular of late. We really should hop on that train.


Flowers Make a Great Gift

I went away for the weekend and decided to bring flowers along. The problem is that I don't know how to make a bunch, and there was nobody at the flower stand at the local supermarket. I was forced to go to another store. I guess I should have just done flower delivery and been done with it. Boy would that have been convenient during those tough times.


Friday, January 06, 2006

I Guess Wearing a Yarmulke Is Out Of Style

The Washington Post ran a story this morning criticizing Jack Abramoff's choice of dress for his hearings in Washington, D.C. and Miami this week. What the writer fails to realize though is that Abramoff was avoiding a chillul hashem by not showing up in a yarmulke and having his photos published all over the Internet. That would have wound up being very bad news for the Jews, so instead he wore whatever hats he could dig up, making sure to fulfill his religious commitment to cover his noggin with something at all.

That was obvious to anyone who knows that he is an Orthodox Jew who regularly wears a yarmulke, even professionally. Without that piece of information, the article doesn't seem to make any sense, as the writer denounces him for the looks he wound up pulling off. I am sure that Abramoff did not care how he presented himself, simply worrying about getting around appearing so openly in a yarmulke and being identified as that. It's a shame that he has to worry about that, but that is the world we live in.

The article can be accessed here.