Achashverosh–Bumbling KIng or Agricultural Pest Insect?

(The king of Persia in the book of Esther, the legend of The Wandering Jew, and entomology; February 2010)

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February 24th, 2010 - Posted in Purim | 3 Comments

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

A tree that helps animals prepare for Purim?

(Elephants and the marula fruit; March 2008)

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August 20th, 2008 - Posted in Purim | 2 Comments