Daily Archives: March 27, 2008

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Targuman’s Twitter Updates for 2008-03-27

Its not an ego thing (I think) but shouldn’t an honors student realize that a Dean of a College is a "Dr"? # Or at least always defer to the higher title. If you are wrong you will make someone feel good. # Back on the road to Philly. # Just test drove a Mini CooperS. Very nice. No room even for a 4 year old in the back, but the Clubman does. # On […]

Warning! Under 30? Read somewhere else!

I like this bit. Marginalia A 15th century Byzantine manuscript with many kabbalistic items. In the margins of Azriel of Gerona’s commentary to Sefer Yetsirah, someone wrote: גוזר אני עליך שלא תלמוד בו עד היותך בן ל’ שניםI forbid you to study this until you are 30 years old. Maybe he had someone specific in mind. Maybe it was just a general warning. Especially since the manuscript used to belong to an Italian Jewish community. […]

Newts!

Andy Ihnatko’s right, this is like a PG Wodehouse plot: Couple barred from living in £1million house for year after protected newts move in after flood By LUKE SALKELD – More by this author » Last updated at 22:14pm on 26th March 2008 Since floods ruined their £1million home, John and Margie Histed have been squeezed into a caravan in the grounds. That was eight months and £250,000 worth of repairs ago. Yet the couple […]