The Dextrocardian, Or the Man Whose Heart Was Not In the Right Place

A remarkable, albeit grotesque, example of Polish halachic man: a young man is hospitalized, and the doctors discover that he has dextrocardia (it is unclear whether we are dealing with dextrocardia of embryonic arrest, dextrocardia situs inversus, or even dextrocardia situs inversus totalis). His concern? Upon which arm should he place tefillin! The question is […]

The Misspent Youth Of Gilon Tzufriedenzucher

For E.R., who’s smart enough to know what we’re really good at. The pathetic tale of Gilon Tzufriedenzucher, who spent his youth desperately striving for satisfaction and personal fulfillment via athletic achievement, only to be frustrated by the superior jumping ability of the average alley cat and the swimming ability of the average carp: סיפור […]