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  • Laser Microscope

    When I came across Teravolt’s Laser Microscope, I decided that this was something I had to try. For his setup, he used a 250mW laser. While I don’t have anything near that dangerous cool, I do have a bunch of 5mW green lasers laying around. While the 5mW is incredibly bright in a dark room, […]

  • Vortlach for Parshas Haazinu

    יערף כמטר לקחי ר’ שמחה בונם מפשיסכה notes that תורה is compared to the rain; just like there is no visible effect from the rain when it falls, but only afterwards when plants sprout and begin to grow, so too the effects from learning תורה are often not immediately visible, but only appear after some […]

  • Vortlach for Parshas Nitzavim / Vayelech

    הנסתרות לה’ אלקינו והנגלות לנו ולבנינו עד עולם לעשות את כל דברי התורה הזאת The כתב סופר sees these two categories as referring to the two possible times for משיח to come. The hidden one is the fixed date, which is unknown. The revealed one is the date if and when בני ישראל will be […]

  • Vortlach for Parshas Ki Savo

    I’ve decided to start writing down some interesting comments that I’ve seen on the the פרשה. I don’t know if this will continue or not; we’ll see…

  • New Hebrew Dates (2.0) released!

    When it rains, it pours… I just rewrote most of HebrewDates. The new version is 2.0.0, and is available at the Hebrew Dates release page. There’s basically no reason to use yesterday’s 1.0.4 release. New features: Complete rewrite of the date identification; much more reliable Code actually looks slightly sane now. I’m no longer embarrassed […]