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 for distribution to several אביונים, the following question arose: A number of donors contribute arbitrary …

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 that I was unfamiliar with the vernacular, gently told me that “We say כלה here.” …