Browsing Tag

meteorologists and rabbis


The Talmud Says Eclipses Are a Bad Omen. Sorry.

By On August 18, 2017

Jews have a prayer for everything, from eating a new fruit to using the toilet. So what does the Talmud say about an eclipse? “The Sages taught: When the sun is eclipsed… Read More

The Medieval Rabbi Who Invented the Decimal System

The Medieval Rabbi Who Invented the Decimal Fractions System

By On June 25, 2015

As you likely learned, the decimal system is the numerical system with a base of ten–the most widely used form in the world. But you were probably never taught that a rabbi… Read More


Shabbat Without a Sun

By On November 3, 2011

The film 30 Days of Night tackled the perplexing question: What do vampires do in northern Alaska, where the sun doesn’t show for an entire month? (Answer: they have a huge feast.) But it calls to… Read More

Right Menu Icon