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Lilies of the Decking

Lilies of the Valley

Convallaria majalis. Wikipedia tells me that it “is also known as Our Lady’s tears or Mary’s tears from Christian legends that it sprang from the weeping of the Virgin Mary during the crucifixion of Jesus.” I did not know that. I knew, of course, that our English translations of Song of Songs 2:1 (שׁוֹשַׁנַּת הָעֲמָקִים) seem to refer to this plant (although it is likely referring to another plant and this name of this one […]

Working on Ruth and Taking Pictures

Not at the same time, usually. As with most summers, this is my time to try and get some writing done. I continue, slowly but surely, to make progress on my book on TgRuth. Next month I will be presenting a paper on the character of Ruth in the Targum and I now have my article on Boaz ready to be submitted. The blog over here has been neglected in this time and really for […]

Cold-Weather Photography | BH inDepth

We still haven’t really had the cold weather (read: snow) that I would like, it has been below freezing for quite a while in central PA, creeping back up to mid-30s today. Yesterday this nice little primer came in the mail from BH. Yes, it is a glorified ad, but there are some good tips in there as well. By Allan Weitz Published Mon, 2012-01-02 12:30 Even though the leaves are down and your frost-laden […]

Family Photos & a Happy New Year

This winter break I was fortunate enough to have access to one of the teaching studios on campus. I had a ton of fun with the family and a special session with my son (and his LEGOs). These are the three of the family that my wife likes the most and will soon adorn our home walls. So from our family to yours, we wish you a happy and blessed New Year!  

My Photo Gear

Those who have been patient enough to continue with this blog know that I have been blogging less about academic matters and I am more often sharing photos that I have taken. The primary reason for this is that my administrative duties keep me rather busy, allowing less time for the kind of research and reflection necessary for thoughtful posts on biblical and rabbinic literature. That is what also led to my return to photography. […]