Risking One's Life to Make A Living

We are discovering the unfortunate but not entirely unintuitive fact that concussions suffered by athletes are far worse for them than we have previously realized; in particular, they seem to cause something called “chronic traumatic encephalopathy”, which is apparently also known as dementia pugilistica or more colloquially as “boxer’s dementia” or “punch-drunk syndrome”. CNN reports: […]

Zealotry Vs. Tolerance

For Wolf2191, a staunch advocate of tolerance and humaneness1 Several months ago, we discussed Rambam’s position that Ya’akov’s excessive fearfulness of the danger posed by Esav was a character flaw. This is actually but one item in a fascinating list of purported failings on the part of Biblical figures that Rambam adduces in support of […]