April 30th, 2009

mogendavid

My least favorite meme is going around again

At this moment, David Shuster is twittering about it.

It's the one about some of the Levitical prohibitions - there's even an icon that references it.

And it's WRONG. YES. Someone is WRONG on the internet. And so, of course, I must correct it.

This time, it's not the "making fun of people who actually practice it." This time it's getting the actual facts wrong.
David Shuster is saying that the other referenced prohibitions - mixed fibers, mixed plowing, mixed gardens (note a theme here?) rate the death penalty. Um, not so much.

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Mama Deb

Tragic and Untimely

I paid a shiva call to the parents and brother of a sixteen year old boy who killed himself on Tuesday night. I hadn't really seen E since he was 7 years old, but he was sweet and bright and he came from a strong, loving family - one which had NOT ignored his depression. But even treatment fails.

May his parents and brother be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
Mama Deb

Dreamwidth codes

I have several codes to give out. First come, first served. Comment with your email address - all comments screened. I'll post when they're all given out.

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