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What 's Nu?*
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- March 1, 2015
- Just in time for Purim, I have posted an improved hamentaschen recipe. I've been tinkering with my recipe for several years, and have finally locked down the changes, creating something that tastes just as good but is easier to measure, easier to roll, and less prone to pop open while cooking.
I have also updated the discussion of Passover food to reflect the increased acceptance of quinoa as a kosher-for-Passover food option.
Finally, I updated all of the lists of dates on all of the holiday pages, and have cleaned up all outdated links on all pages.
- August 1, 2012
- I updated the Tisha B'Av page to address the notion that Tisha B'Av is connected to Kristallnacht or 9/11, and also to add the Edict of Expulsion as one of the post-biblical tragedies that occurred on Tisha B'Av.
- October 6, 2011
- I just corrected a glitch that caused some very common, basic searches to get no results if you used the drop-down hints. Oops! Sorry about that; I only recently noticed this problem.
- August 23, 2011
- I've updated the genealogy page to reflect the recent change of Footnote.com, a general American genealogy site, into Fold3.com, an American military genealogy site. I was very fond of the old version, which I subscribed to for several years, but I'm not sure how useful this new focus will be to Jewish genealogists.
- August 21, 2011
- Judaism 101 is now available in a mobile-friendly format! The mobile site has all of the same content as the regular site, but is designed to be easier to read and navigate on small devices like mobile phones. Every page on the original site now has a link to the corresponding mobile version, and vice versa, so you can easily switch to whatever works best for you.
In the process, I cleaned up all of the pages on the site for maximum compatibility, fixed some scripts that previously only worked in Internet Explorer, fixed any dead links to other sites, updated some outdated references, and added links to Kindle versions of suggested reading, where available. Most pages have not changed signifcantly, but a few pages have more substantial changes:
- The page on Ashkenazic and Sephardic Jews has been reorganized to be less Ashkenazic-biased
- The page on Synagogues, Shuls and Temples has been updated to add more information about the organizational structure of synagogues, particularly the relationship between clergy and the lay members of the synagogue board.
*For those who don't get the pun: "nu" is a
Yiddish word equivalent to English words like
"so?" or "well?," and can be used all by itself to mean "What's new?"