Bananas—For blessing, not for slapstick, even on Purim

(Botanical basis of the blessing said before eating a banana; March 2008)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Blessings, Purim | 1 Comments

Mushrooms—Selfish, helpful, and rocket fuel

(Mushrooms in halacha, kabbalah, social criticism, and biology; March 2008)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Blessings | 4 Comments