June 6, 2023 |

Jonathan Ginsburg


The cosmic meaning to our lives" Let us make humans in our likeness

A wrinkle in time author dies Madeleine L’Engle, Author of the Classic ‘A Wrinkle in Time,’ Is Dead at ... “The cosmic battle between light and darkness, good and evil, love and indifference, personified in the mythic fantasies of the ‘Wrinkle in Time’ series, here is waged compellingly in its...

Alex the Parrot before he died: "You be good, see you tomorrow. I love you.”

1. Alex the parrot Calm down," Alex, an African Gray parrot, told Dr. Irene Pepperberg, the scientist at the University of Arizona who owns him. "Don't tell me to calm down," Dr. Pepperberg snapped. Sometimes Dr. Pepperberg and Alex squabble like an old married couple. He even says, "I love...

Priorities priorities

Pavarotti Died at 71 leaving one small child. Chgo Trib story by Garrison Keillor on him. "That was his tragedy at the end. All that money and acclaim and a great career to look back on, but what he really wanted was 10 more years to see that kid grow up. Dear God, give us more time. The heart...

Earth may outlast sun-our souls outlast our bodies

Astronomers say Earth could survive sun's demise International team finds similar planet that outlasted its star's change into a red giant BY DENNIS OVERBYE New York Times Article Launched: 09/13/2007 12:01:00 AM CDT There is new hope that Earth, if not the life on it, might survive an...

Thousands of Languages dying so learn hebrew

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 Dying languages Researchers say many languages are dying By RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - When every known speaker of the language Amurdag gets together, there's still no one to talk to. Native Australian Charlie Mungulda is the...

Rather scapegoated? Yom Kippur has the real scapegoat

Rather lawsuit says he was 'scapegoat' Rather lawsuit says he was 'scapegoat' Lev. 16 Torah reading Yom Kippur day describes original Yom Kippur where High Priest took goat and made "escape goat" into wilderness with one and sacrificed other, carrying the sins of Israel cathartically...

The end of hyphenated words but not the hyphen

Hyphenated words are gone News story just off the presses: About 16,000 words have succumbed to pressures of the Internet age and lost their hyphens in a new edition of the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. Bumble-bee is now bumblebee, ice-cream is ice cream and pot-belly is pot belly. And...

Pork is a bridge to nowhere

Some called it a bridge to the future. Others called it the bridge to nowhere. On Friday, Alaska decided the bridge really was going nowhere, officially abandoning the project in Ketchikan that became a national symbol of federal pork-barrel spending. The $398 million bridge would have...

Being Carbon Nuetral plus one regarding our sins

News story and Rambam Carbon Nuetral sins and mitzvot Oxford dictionary undergoes climate change on new words By Kate Schuman Associated Press September 23, 2007 Carbon footprint, green audit and Chelsea tractor are among the raft of environmental terms being added to the latest...


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