28 May 2005

Menachem Mendel of Riminov

This Shabbos was the yahrzeit of Menachem Mendel of Riminov -
who was a Chassid of R. Elimelech of Lizensk,
who was a friend to The Chozeh of Lublin and The Kotznitcher Maggid,
who appreciated a meditative approach to God, and seeing the wild celebrations of joy in the court of the Chozen uttered a single syllable, 'Na', and all of the Chassidim froze in awe and fear of Heaven, to which the Chozeh said 'Ho!', launching the Chassidim back to their dancing,
who for 22 years spoke about the same thing every single Shabbos, never once delivering a discourse on anything but manna,
who was Rebbe to the R. Naftali of Ropshitz, R. Zvi Meshares, and The Bnei Yissaschar...

27 May 2005

They're selling whatever you want...

Seen on an AdWords Ad:

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How Public, like a blog...

I'm nobody! Who are you?
Are you nobody, too?
Then there's a pair of us — don't tell!
They'd banish us, you know.

How dreary to be somebody!
How public, like a frog
To tell your name the livelong day
To an admiring blog!

-Emily Dickinson (slightly updated)