In which I break still another one of my rules and mention you know who
The letter-writer the Hasidic Musician undresses today is an idiot for two reasons (a) his introductory paragraph is included for the purpose of throwing a little dirt on the customer for being "untraditional" -- as if, letting the bride handle FLOP is something out of bounds, a reason for us to chorus, "well, what do you expect from someone like her."; and (b) maybe, Einstein, if you weren't giving the store away, the customer would have some confidence in your sound. You get what you pay for: remember that?
Al-Jazeera(!) doesn't like Robert Alter, his mother, his friends, his pet cat, OR the new translation of the Bible, Alter recently published. Like we care. Cynthia Ozik, who, so far as we know, is not a Bin Ladin tool, told us weeks ago that, she had looked at all Alter had done, and it was very good. Perhaps on a slow day, I'll run excerpts. Ozik is a treasure.
We're still waiting for the first Jewish Press dvar torah in English, or really I'd settle for any language other than the indecipharable gibrish they most often use.
And today's scoop which you'll see second and third on Protocols and bloghead is this: Yad Vashem to inaugurate an Internet database listing the names of Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Have a good shabbos. That is all.