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Friday, July 24, 2009

EZ Reads 7/24/09: Making A Kiddush Hashem

After yesterday's horrendous chillul Hashem, which is surely far from over, it is so important to remember that this is not how we are supposed to act. On that note, this short piece at BeyondBT reminds us well how we should all be acting, and perhaps if we do this, we'll once again elicit reactions like the one of that woman.

Elsewhere:
  • Alleyways posts about a little bird in his family, and another little bird.
  • In light of R' Aviner's comments favoring separate buses for men and women, WestBankMama asks simply "Are there other 'normal' frum people out there?"
  • A worthwhile clip at The Daily Harangue about food expiration dates and how much time you have to eat or drink the products after they've passed.
  • I was planning on writing more on this, but will pass in the end: 1/3 of Charedi junior high and high school youths are "hidden dropouts" - sharply higher than the rest of the country.
May as well get rid of a few more pieces I've had saved:
Finally, if you have an addictive personality, do not try this site (via Freakonomics). But it's supercool in concept: Swoopo. If you win, it's amazing. If you lose, you feel like it's not such a big deal. And all the way through, they're raking it in.

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