To tell you the truth, I had no idea who Jonathan Jaxson was until people started to write that I should interview him. I watch a lot of reality TV, and like to think I’m up to date on pop culture, but I am not much of a gossip person, and don’t read gossip magazines or tabloids....
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1. Why Oh why do people insist on asking how you are doing, when they don’t plan on listening to the answer? Just say “Hello” and keep walking! But don’t ask people how they are, and then interrupt them mid-sentence to tell them how late you are and need to run!
2. Why is it that...
April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pmThe traditional English translation for the disease tzora'at that is eponymous with this week's Torah portion, Metzora, is "leprosy."
However, as our commentators explain, biblical leprosy was something very different from the bacterial leprosy of modern times that is attributed to...
July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pm
I thought I had struck social gossip gold when my friend Paula let slip a delicious bit of intelligence straight into my eager ears. Paula and I were participating in a real-time, interactive social dialogue -- meaning, we were on the phone -- trying to schedule a lunch date. This...
July 13, 2006 | 8:00 pmI thought I had struck social gossip gold when my friend Paula let slip a delicious bit of intelligence straight into my eager ears.
Paula and I were participating in a real-time, interactive social dialogue (meaning, we were on the phone) trying to schedule a lunch date. This was...
June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm
You know that harmless-looking body part inside your mouth? The tongue? It sure looks nice enough, but it gets a lot of Israelites into trouble in this week's parsha. Do you remember getting a present and then complaining it wasn't enough? Not the right video game; not the kind of...
June 12, 1997 | 8:00 pmEverything in Creation has a purpose, teaches the Midrash. But when someone gave us a gift subscription to People Weekly magazine, I was left to wonder if I had found the first truly purposeless thing in God's universe.
You know People, the epitome of "lite" culture, with its short,...