Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 27

In my latest reading of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, the topic was managing anger.  I enjoyed what author Robert S. Sanders, Jr. had to say about how he handled his anger.  I liked what he said about how … Continue reading

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Greeting; Common Sense and Divine Revelation

I have two items for my write-up today on Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, volume 1: You Shall Be Holy. 1.  On page 118, Telushkin talks about greeting people.  He quotes Babylonian Talmud 17a, which says that Rabbi … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 4

I have two items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare. 1.  On pages 73-74, Newt talks about childhood nutrition.  He laments that “School lunches…contribute to instilling unhealthy eating habits in … Continue reading

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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 26

In my latest reading of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Sean Barron tells a story about when he walked into the recording studio where his parents worked and made a social mistake.  Sean was in a bad mood because … Continue reading

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Spiritual Children; Tithe in Judaism; Divine Retribution or Time and Chance?

I started Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s A Code of Jewish Ethics, volume 1: You Shall Be Holy.  I won’t be doing this book justice in my write-ups about it, since it has so much in it: ancient and modern stories, personal … Continue reading

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Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money 3

I have three items for my write-up today on Newt Gingrich’s Saving Lives & Saving Money: Transforming Health and Healthcare. 1.  On page 55, Newt states: “In the airline industry, we insist on safety first and profits second.  In providing … Continue reading

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The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships 25: Humor

In my latest reading of The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships, Sean Barron talks about how humor is a good social skill and can attract people to you. I agree that this is often the case.  But I think that … Continue reading

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Completing Novak’s The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism

I finished David Novak’s The Image of the Non-Jew in Judaism.  I have three items. 1.  On page 248, Novak refers to the existence of thirty Noachide commandments.  But weren’t there only seven?  According to Novak, Menahem Azariah di Fano … Continue reading

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Ishmael on Hagar’s Back

Genesis 21:14 says (in the King James Version): “And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and took bread, and a bottle of water, and gave it unto Hagar, putting it on her shoulder, and the child, and sent her … Continue reading

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4/24/2012 Links

I’ve been reading a lot of excellent posts these last few weeks.  Here, I want to share some of them with you (if you haven’t read them already). 1.  Messianic Jew Derek Leman talks about Rachel Held Evans’ controversial post, … Continue reading

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