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Sunday, November 12, 2006

We will sell no rant before its time

Anyone who watched TV back in the '70s probably recognizes Paul Masson's famous tag line (memorably uttered by Orson Wells) which underlined the Madera County (CA) vintner's reluctance to release a wine to the public until it had reached the peak of perfection.

Me? I don't wait for anything close to perfection when it comes to foisting my rants upon the unsuspecting treppenwitz reader.  'Perfection' by me is if nobody gets hurt and I manage to avoid undue attention from the legal authorities.

With that in mind, it is with deep regret that I have to admit my Beit Hanun post is still unready for public consumption... and unlikely to be ready any time soon.  Rather than mellowing with age it has become bitter and acidic in the aging cask. Personally I don't think it will ever be ready for polite company and it may just have to be dumped down the electronic drain.

But here you are on this Sunday morning (or afternoon, as the case may be) expecting ... something... and frankly, I got nothin'.

So instead... may I show you something in a very nice new site called 'The Maggid of Bergenfield' *. 

It is the whimsical (but enlightening) creation of a close friend.  Each week he shares pearls of wisdom based loosely on the weekly parsha... and packaged in such a way as to sneak past the best-constructed defenses of even the most jaded scholar (or know-it-all).

Go on over and drink in the wisdom.

* Definition of 'maggid' here.


Posted by David Bogner on November 12, 2006 | Permalink


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Ironically, I've now done two < a href="http://adloyada.typepad.com/adloyada/2006/11/war_crimes_what.html">rants on Beit Hanoun.....
But then I do live in the land of The Guardian....

Posted by: Judy | Nov 12, 2006 5:56:16 PM

Ironically, I've now done two rants on Beit Hanoun.....

But then I do live in the land of The Guardian....

Posted by: Judy | Nov 12, 2006 6:01:05 PM

i read it...i loved it...but it wasn't the trepp...shavuah tov

Posted by: marallyn | Nov 12, 2006 7:15:49 PM

That's great! Thanks so much! The rabbi's sermon is always my favorite part of my (rare) visits to the synagogue... And now I get to read a whole blog!

Posted by: Irina | Nov 13, 2006 4:19:40 AM

The mark of a truly great blogger (not that I am an expert, mind you) is that they know when NOT to post. Kol HaKavod.

Posted by: westbankmama | Nov 13, 2006 7:04:41 AM

The Maggid and Maggedet thank you.

Posted by: Jersey Boy (The Maggid) | Nov 13, 2006 7:44:40 PM

Sarah (of Chayyei Sarah) fame turned me on to The Maggid not so long ago - a great find! What '70s show is that quote from? I am afraid my TV education didn't really begin till the early '80s...

Posted by: mcaryeh | Nov 28, 2006 5:51:07 AM

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