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Can you top this?

Job description with most jargon I've seen to date:

HBO TaxonomistHBO - New York Manhattan (Greater New York City Area) Job DescriptionMaintain and expand a corporate data model/taxonomy with goal of companywide semantic interoperability in the context of the move to file-based workflows. Create documentation for managing and maintaining taxonomies and associated thesauri. Participate in the deployment of enterprise-level content management tools and strategies. Skills•Advanced degree in Library Science, Museum Studies, Linguistics, or equivalent knowledge management experience
•Experience in the development of taxonomies, formal ontologies (OWL), thesauri and other types of controlled vocabularies
•Familiarity with media asset management and taxonomy tools and technologies
•Familiarity with relevant media and broadcast metadata and file formats and standards (e.g. PBCore, EBU Core, MPEG21)

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Silver Menorahs

After reading Orthonomics: Auctions and Gemachs (Free Loan Societies) I was prompted to write the post I had been thinking about since Sunday, see it at http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/reflections-on-polishing-a-menorah
Also see http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2009/11/hillels-approach-for-chanukah-and-for.html

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You may look at buying shoes in a new light.

Divrei Chaim: The Midrash interprets the pasuk in the hafatarah,...: "The Midrash interprets the pasuk in the hafatarah, “Al michram b’kesef tzadik, v’evyon b’avur na’alayim,” as referring to the sale of Yosef ..."

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Do learning men make the best husbands?

This post was inspired by the two extremes: the people who think that asking whether a young man learns is irrelevant for someone considering him for a shidduch and those who think that it is important -- but for the wrong reason.  The first is fairly obvious.  That view is a rationalist one that would see learning as something that goes on outside the relationship and so not pertinent to it. The opposing view maintains that it is pertinent, but uses an argument that is subjective. I quote from a comment on a blog:


"You really don’t believe that if the husband learns, he will have a positive affect [sic] on his family? You don’t think that he might just end up being a better husband or father?"


You know, he might, but also might not.  Learning Torah on a regular basis does make one a better Jew, but it doesn't always follow that they will also then be the kind of husband one dreams about.  There are some men who learn who do end up divorced or who have very little time for…

Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year on the Jewish calendar - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Thanksgiving dinner more than once a year on the Jewish calendar - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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A whole new life - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

A whole new life - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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You would think a lawyer would be more careful of his wording

especially when addressing a woman judge.  See the way he described anticipating the birth of a grandson versus that of a granddaughter .. and the judge's idea for the latter:http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2010/11/19/if-its-a-girl-judge-kimba-wood-will-celebrate/?blog_id=14&post_id=35957

Credit to my husband for finding this and sharing it with me.

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Alaska

I'm wondering who there is reading my blog.  According the stats, I get, my audience extents to that far off state. If you are reading this post in Alaska, I would appreciate knowing who you are.  Are you related somehow?

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Easier than pie - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Easier than pie - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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Public Service Announcement and an Option for Motzei Shabbos

Great Miracles Happen HereIf you have ever seen a dreidel from Israel, you know that it has a letter pey in place of the letter shin that the ones we have here feature.  That is because while we refer to the great miracle that happened there, in Israel, they can say it happened here.  A miraculous victory – against the odds - was followed by the wondrous discovery of pure oil that miraculously burned for 8 whole days.  That happened over 2,000 years ago, but miracles still happen every Chanukah.  Sick children and their families gain hope that they may beat the odds in their battle against cancer.  Pure joy, which seemed to have disappeared forever, is miraculously rediscovered.  And the light of kindness dispels the gloom of sadness for a truly happy Chanukah. 
How does such a miracle happen?  It happens through the dedicated efforts of the Ossie Schonfeld Chanukah Toy Fund in partnership with Chayainu and Lev Leytzan, a volunteer medical clowning group.   Before the holiday, children…

We have a winner!

Evenlyn Behar of Chicago won a copy of the Kosher by Design Teens and 20-somethings cookbook reviewed in http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-of-cookbook-you-could-win.html  The post also includes a discount code for ordering the cookbook online.


Congratulations to Evelyn! And thank  you to all who participated and offered feedback on Kallah Magazine.  




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Divrei Chaim: Ya'akov Avinu -- tehillim zugger?

Divrei Chaim: Ya'akov Avinu -- tehillim zugger?: "The Midrash tells us that before Ya’akov came to Lavan’s home he was learning yoman va’layla, he was completely immersed in Torah and did no..."

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Review of Jamie Geller's Quick & Kosher: Meals in Minutes

I can see why Jamie Geller is popular with audiences.  She intersperses her recipes with tidbits of advice and personal experience relayed as if she is talking to friends.  In her new cookbook, Quick & Kosher, she includes a useful guide to the various types of oils used in cooking, as well as some stories related to setting up a kitchen as a “comfort zone.” In a section entitled “Your Tool Box,” she presents her 11 favorite kitchen tools that she would not want to do without even on a desert island (equipped with electricity).  Which kitchen tools one would include on that list really depends on her/his own preference and cooking style (See http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/11/perspectives-on-kitchen-equipment.html)  My kitchen functions without many of them.  However, I like to bake, so I would be sure to include a stand mixer on my must-have list.    
In what appears to be unedited transcripts of interviews, Jamie Geller presents the people behind the products and stores s…

Off tomorrow? - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Off tomorrow? - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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Not quite the text I had in mind

I believe in learning from texts, seeing texts inside, and close reading for understanding the nuances of meaning.  That is why people should actually read the chumash  and navi rather than just listening to lectures about them, inspiring as the lectures may be.  But there are texts that we study and texts that I wouldn't consider as the subjects of a classroom discussion.

Yesterday my daughter asked how the extra lo ta'asesderabanan can be added when the Torah prohibits additions, as well as subtractions.  This was a discussion the teacher brought up to offer the answer that the siyagim are there to protect us.  To illustrate the point, she distributed a photocopy of a piece by Sara Yocheved Rigler that appeared in Binah Magazine. In a nutshell, the author relates her amazement at the closed roads, fences, hotline, and guard all put in to protect a Monk seal that had just had a pup.  Then she comes to the realization that the extra fences put in by the rabbis functions in the…

Computer generated shadchan

The computer generated voices don't say shidduch and other Jewish terms quite right and the outfits are not quite representational, but you may still get a kick out of it.
See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1sZu1u3BMI
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Yaakov and Esav" setting expectations

Another component of the child's development that many point to as key is resilience -- the power to bounce back after a set back, not to give up in the face of adversity. When Esav sells the bechora for the soup, he declares, "Here I am going to die, so why do I need the bechora?"  That is the opposite of resilience.


Divrei Chaim: setting expectations: "There is one thought on this past week’s parsha from Rav Hirsch that I think everybody, even those of us who don’t know anything else Rav Hi..."

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Where can you go for free this Sunday or next?

Try this place on Long Island http://www.examiner.com/jewish-bridal-in-new-york/happy-trails-on-long-island-no-charge-review
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Divrei Chaim: when to say no

Divrei Chaim: when to say no: "Daughter #2 asked me what I thought was a very good question this Shabbos. When Eisav came in from the field starving from hunger, why did ..."

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Saving money on food even if you're kosher

See  http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/ways-save-money-food.html I admit that I don't have enough of a green thumb to grow my own food, but the other suggestions are feasible for anyone.  Adapt to kosher by substituting a kosher brand of sauce for the pizza and eliminating the pork suggested for the vegetarian dishes.  You can keep them dishes completely vegetarian or add some kosher meat or poultry.  Or make them dairy with some cheese.  
I would add on planning seasonally -- in other words, plan to use fresh strawberries in June, apples in October, and oranges in winter, etc. That way you get the best value for produce.  Another thing to avoid is making recipes with expensive ingredients.  Really, you can get just as delicious results without exotic, specialty items purchased just for a particular recipe.

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Easy and delicious oatmeal chocolate chip bars - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Easy and delicious oatmeal chocolate chip bars - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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You could still enter to win the latest from Kosher by Design

See my review, link for a form to enter to win, and links to three other reviews (one of which contains a full recipe from the book) at http://kallahmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-of-cookbook-you-could-win.html

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Love and judgment (part 1 of 2) - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

Love and judgment (part 1 of 2) - New York Jewish Bridal | Examiner.com

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Perspectives on Kitchen Equipment.

I received a new cookbook to review that I started looking over.  The author includes the 11 items she considers essential specialty items. While she urges all readers to obtain all of them, I manage fine with just one.  I'll share her list with my comments here:
Food processor - that's the one I agree on.
Grill pans - I don't own these and can't think that they would justify the space they take up for the couple of times I may ever in my life make use of them.  However, I do have a George Foreman indoor grill that I use for burgers, hot dogs, and grilled vegetables.
Mandoline - I don't own one.  If it can't be sliced in the food processor, a knife will do.
Microplane - any grating I do is usually done in the food processor.  For very small things like lemon zest, I use a knife.
Ovenproof skillet -- the idea behind this is that you can transfer what you've carmelized in it directly into the oven.  I think many skillets would be ovenproof, and if your isn…