וכל מעשיך בספר נכתבים

We recently deployed the Piwik web analytics framework to track our readership. For more information, see our privacy page. Apropos to the topic of communications privacy, here are (in rough chronological order) four lectures and an article I recently recorded and published, available at the Internet Archive: Reading Other’s Mail [studio lecture] Reading Other’s Mail […]

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 […]

A Great and Strong Wind Rent the Mountains, and Brake In Pieces the Rocks Before the Lord

Along with various other websites, BDLD recently experienced some unscheduled downtime due to the infrastructure depredations of Hurricane Sandy (compounded, in our case, by a misconfiguration that extended the outage slightly longer than necessary). Additionally, there will be scheduled downtime beginning early next week; we hope to bring the blog back online as soon as […]