Thursday, December 16, 2004

Jewish Dirt

A new site on Jewish dating --

Chakira writes: This page is taken from a book called Otzar HaBrachos, by Rabbi Michael Peretz of Mexico City, Mexico.[1] Obviously, the image is patently offensive. Should we see the funky, presumably homeless, and very black man in the picture we are, according to Peretz, obligated in the blessing of Meshana HaBriyos (MhB). This is a blessing which Artscroll limits to “exceptionally strange-looking people or animals,” and which Artscroll translates as “who makes the creatures different.”