A Procedural Privilege Of the Working Class

From a recent issue of the Business Halacha Institute’s Business Weekly: Prime Suspect, by Rabbi Meir Orlian I arranged with Simon Kleinoff, the plumber, to clear the blockage in the kitchen sink this morning,” Mr. Laks told his wife. “Oh, great!” she replied. Simon arrived at 10 o’clock. He worked for a half hour, going […]

Skin Deep Love

The Macedonian Intl News Agency reports (via InterAksyon, via Planet Ivy, via msnNOW, via Bad for Shidduchim): Chinese Man Sues Wife for being Ugly, and Wins Tuesday, 28 February 2012 Northern Chinese resident Jian Feng divorced and sued his wife for $120,000 and won! The story goes that Mr. Feng was deeply in love with […]

Tales of צדיקים (and Sundry Other Individuals)

R. Aryeh Kaplan’s version of a classic hasidic tale: A man once dreamed that there was a great treasure under a bridge in Vienna. He traveled to Vienna and stood near the bridge, trying to figure out what to do. He did not dare search for the treasure by day, because of the many people […]