Why Only Two, Daddy?

Please see my new article in The Times of Israel called, “Why Only Two Daddy?”

The father goes on to explain that these are the commandments that G-d gave to the Jews (when they were redeemed from slavery in Egypt). He enumerates just two examples: keeping the Shabbat and honoring your mother and father. The son asks, ‘What are the other commandments?’ The father hesitates either not knowing any of the other commandments or simply unable to remember any more of them on the spot. And all of a sudden, the little boy starts wailing to his father: ‘Daddy, why do you know only two, why?’


Knowing the Torah and commandments is not only for ourselves to do what’s rights, but also to pass on the torch to the next generation. It’s not always easy to be good examples, but it’s the challenge we all face. πŸ˜‰

(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Bye Bye Old Kindle

I had to get rid of an old Kindle e-Reader from my daughter today.

She’s looking forward instead to the next generation Kindle Fire HD.

So, out with the old and in with the new.

Note: No children were present during this filming.

Warning: The manufacturer cautions against “disassemble, punture, crush, heat, or burn,” so please don’t try this.

Anyway now the device is a goner! πŸ˜‰

(Source Video: Dannielle Blumenthal)

>A Combat Vehicle That Rocks and Rolls

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http://c.brightcove.com/services/viewer/federated_f9?isVid=1&isUI=1

I don’t endorse this vendor or product, but this BAE BvS 10 Viking military vehicle used by the UK Royal Marines (and others) is something to see.

It is amphibious, all terrain combat vehicle and can be configured for troop transport, command and control, repair and recovery, ambulance, and even carrying UAVs.

What is fascinating to me is the combination of the speed and versatility of this thing.

The 2-part vehicle (as well as the front antennas) give the effect of a caterpillar–rocking and rolling–making its way over any surface.

In theatre in Afghanistan since 2006, this combat technology is being tested and improved with additional armor and more power.

As mentioned by Defense Tech, it would be cool if in its next evolution, it could deflect Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) like the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicles with their V-shaped hull, which is so important for protecting our troops.

(Credit Picture: Joost J. Bakker)

>Putting the Donkey Before the Cart – Or Is He Sleeping Inside?

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I’d give this an A- on creativity, but a C- for practicality (especially in terms of creature comfort) — my butt hurts just looking at that seat. πŸ™‚

Nevertheless, I appreciate the need to do more with less, and to create eco-friendly vehicles for the 21st century.

I’d like to see Toyota and Chrysler convert their minivans into something with the functionality that this rickshaw was trying to get at.

Who knows if Comanns is on to something with this?