Jonathan's Little Corner : What's New

Old What's New Messages

Read my blog, ThanBook , with new series: Medieval Philosophy lectures by Harry Austryn Wolfson, Harvard, fall 1950.

Revamped Maimonides Resource Page, with links to many versions of the Guide for the Perplexed.

Fragments from Pharcicles by Dr. Richard Norman Wisan, 1929-2004, my late uncle the philosophy professor.

Columns on Tefillah, from the parsha sheet Mesukim Midevash, a production of the Aishdas Society;

Pennsic Advice Compilation (July, 1992)

10 Apr 2002

My new Fanac page

25 Feb 2001
Having been sent a link to the Rambam's original 13 Principles, I translated Yigdal and Ani Maamin, so that all three major formulations of these principles should be available in one place.

10 Feb 2001
I attended the Cantors Council of America mid-winter conference in Teaneck, where I heard a truly inspiring talk on the piutim of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur in the thought of the Rav (J.B. Soloveitchik).

22 Oct 2000
The Birnbaum machzor has a poor translation of the shorter confession, so I translated the Chayei Adam's commentary on it as a supplement.
Simchat Torah marked the first yahrzeit for my father-in-law, so I made a siyum on Seder Moed in the mishnah in his honor.

20 Sept 2000
We had an unveiling for my father-in-law, at which I gave a dvar Torah about transitions.  I was asked to initiate the weekly parsha discussion for Nitzavim/Vayeilech on the Traditional Judaism list UTJ-L.

15 August 2000
While our rabbi is away in the summer, this fool rushes in to give divrei Torah; I gave one at a Shalom Zachar on Parshat Va'etchnan this year, as well as the talk on Pirkei Avot at Seudah Shlishit that week.

Dec 2002

Mendelssohn and the Biur, from a talk by Rabbi Adam Mintz at Lincoln Square Synagogue.