This post gives an idea of the intellectual of Rabbinical Judaism and its codification, mysticism, the interaction with scientific discoveries, philosophy and other religions, the Holocaust, the return to the Land, and Judaism in a world of technology, globalization, social diversity and integration.
Rabbinic Judaism, with a few notable exceptions, missed an opportunity to make significant contributions to World theology and to mankind, and at the same time, isolated the Jewish people and failed to protect it from persistent persecutions from other nations.
Eleazar Cohn, a Jewish physician, emigrated from Safed (then part of the Ottoman) to Poland in the late 1500’s – early 1600’s. Eleazar’s son, Moses, also a physician, moved to Metz, France to escape the Chmielnicki (Khmelnytsky ) pogroms. Tobias Cohn (Cohen, or Kohn in Polish) was born in 1652 in Metz. At age 21, Tobias returned […]
Recent scientific news tell us something our ancestors already knew: life is precious, life is rare!
July 10, 2018 The following weeks will likely reveal the intricacies of the rescue of the youth soccer team from the Chiang Rai cave in Thailand. But from the outside, it seems to me that the operation is a clear example of sucessful leadership in a complex environment. The area’s acting Governor Narongsak Osatanakorn, personally […]
Reprinted from Semiconductor Engineering JUNE 14TH, 2018 – BY: ED SPERLING Fraunhofer EAS’s top scientist digs into new technical and business challenges shaping the semiconductor industry. Peter Schneider, director of Fraunhofer’s Engineering of Adaptive Systems Division, sat down with Semiconductor Engineering to talk about future challenges in complexity, time to market and reliability issues, advanced packaging architectures, and the […]
A huge weakness in wifi security erodes online privacy. But the real challenge is designing with human shortcomings in mind.
Thanks to the ever-increasing complexity levels and scale of today’s networks, casual conversations can no longer be classified as an effective method of information sharing.
My cousin Dominique Debora Markowicz was born July 17, 1958 in Liège, Belgium, sixty years ago today. She was three years younger than me. On December 15, 1973, at the age of 15, Dominique very sadly passed away in a traffic accident in Brussels. I did not know Dominique well, I met her a few […]
I know, you are expecting some heavy political discourse here, but I will be brief. My friend Amy posted this great video on Facebook. Make sure you see the punchline below the video… But Chancelorette Merkel was not rolling her eyes whith Obama. Maybe she had something else on her mind…
I was privileged to attend the March for Our Lives in DC yesterday. My daughter was working and could not accompany me. Much has been written about the event already but I wanted to relay a few personal observations. Logistics: Only in America! The event was extremely well organized from a logistics point of view. […]
Guns are not able to prevent Government tyranny in today’s World. Government is far too complex and decentralized. The Second Amendment is an empty promise perpetuated by the National Rifle Association to sell guns.