Daily Archives: March 9, 2008

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Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-03-09

Some serious games of Uno here. My mother-in-law takes no prisoners. # I will never win an argument with my mother-in-law. Three reasons: 1) I am not a woman, 2) I am a man, 3) I am not her. # Lazy Sunday morning. Clear, beautiful day (but cold). # It is COLD on the beach but I think I got some nice pics of the jetty and its associated life forms. # Powered by Twitter […]


SXSW: 7 Fake Startups Compete for ‘Worst Website Ever’ | The Underwire from Wired.com AUSTIN, Texas — As dedicated readers of the most popular business blogs are well aware, the web is positively awash in terrible ideas for startups. So many, in fact, that Waxy.org’s Andy Baio was inspired to create a contest to see who could dream up the most awful, short-sighted and unfundable business plan. One of the competitors was the ever effervescent […]

Ruth’s “Conversion” – The Targumic Interpretation

Two days ago I discussed, from a devotional perspective, Ruth’s decision to follow Naomi and I commented that I think it is reasonable to question whether the author is presenting a “conversion” to Israel’s God or Ruth’s faithfulness to Naomi, that in its historical context would have included accepting the deity of the community in which she now lives, and so on. The Targum of Ruth, from the rabbinic period1, has no doubt and directs […]


For the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Almighty God, you alone can bring into order the unruly wills and affections of sinners: Grant your people grace to love what you command and desire what you promise; that, among the swift and varied changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one […]