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some sayings of ר‘משבצונה“ל

For many years I have worked hard, and struggled with mastering virtuous. Now, in addition, I’m working on becoming more virtual.
This is an expression of that effort.
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השיבנו ה‘ אליך ונשובה חדש ימינו
כעוד לא היו
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ומביא גאלה…

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All photographs are by Mark Hurvitz unless they are obviously not (or credit otherwise is given).

The photos in the banner at the top (only a shallow sliver of a much larger photo) are either from our home or our travels and are offered for their beauty alone (though a brain-teaser for me: "Where was that?").


Some significant dates:

Stories about these dates will appear in the blog as time permits. Most dates listed here use the Gregorian calendar, though I enjoy using, and living by, the Hebrew calendar as much as possible. I do this not out of “nationalist” or “parochial” interests, though I’m certain they play some role. Rather, I do this because I like feeling both the solar and the lunar cycles in my life.

What time is it?

some clocks

Clock requires Netscape

note: clock runs for 30 seconds; it may skip seconds; to restart click reload

attractive moon phase animations

Moon Phase


a theory on the origin of the seven day week

I’d hoped to find a way to display Swatch Internet time here, but have not found the code.

Some useful Hebrew calendar tools on the Web

An Islamic to Christian calendar converter. Note that they use “Christian” and not “Gregorian”. With the tools above, it’s a two-step process to convert a date from the Hebrew calendar to the Islamic calendar.

© Mark Hurvitz
Last modified Tuesday, October 6, 2010 (28 Tishre 5771)