Monthly Archives: February 2010

Distributing צדקה In Polynomial Time

This post was inspired by Andy, a former computer science guy, and is dedicated to Dr. Pinhas Grossman, Marie Curie Research Fellow at Cardiff University. In the course of a conversation with a friend of mine who collects מתנות לאביונים … Continue reading

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Words Mean What We Want Them To Mean

A while ago, in the course of a conversation with an acquaintance who was engaged to be married, I referred to his “fiancée”. At the time, I was fairly new to that particular social milieu, and my acquaintance, probably assuming … Continue reading

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More Than Four Wives

Reuters reports (via Religion Clause): Lashes for Saudi religious policeman with six wives Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:09pm IST RIYADH (Reuters) – A Saudi court has sentenced an employee of the kingdom’s religious police to 120 lashes for marrying six … Continue reading

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