Jewish date: 18 ’Iyyar 5769.
Today’s holiday: Day 33 of the ‘Omer (Lagh ba‘Omer).
Today’s quasi-holiday: International Nurses Day.
Worthy causes of the day: “Put Single Payer Health Care On The Table Now” and “The Human Face of Climate Change”. I would also like to encourage everyone out there who can to give blood. (I did a week ago.) Remember: it is a very safe and easy way to save a life and be a hero.
Relevant to Divine Misconceptions:
- “EU criticizes Jewish boycott of religion meeting”: Let’s see... We have some Muslim delegates being anti-Semitic. This is not conducive to dialog with Jews. Why should anyone expect Jews to bother participating?
- “Saudi judge: It's OK to slap spendthrift wives”: Here we have an instance of “blame the victim”.
- “Woman accused of witchcraft shot dead”: Yet another instance of witchcraft paranoia. I am getting sick of reporting these.
- More intolerance, this time very cowardly: “Bomb attack targets Cairo church, no one injured”.
- Interesting Jewish legend: “Was there a Jewish pope?”.
- “Bibi Meets Mubarak”
- “Our Planet's Leaky Atmosphere”
- “Cat scans PET scan”
- “Islands of species richness”
- “HIV co-discovers Gallo and Montagnier unite to push for renewed focus on HIV/AIDS”
- “Drug company schwag sways med students”
- “Math: The Eyes Have It”