How Do You Jew An educational, informational, conversational blog and (someday) podcast about Judaism, Jewish practices, customs, and rituals, Israel, and whatever else we decide to talk about.

May 30, 2007

I’m an Israeli man. Why don’t they write stuff like this about me?

Filed under: Good News,Israel,News,random,video — howdoyoujew @ 08:58


JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An Israeli man wrestled a leopard to the ground after it entered his bedroom in a desert college and tried to make a meal of his pet cat.

“He jumped on the leopard and pinned him to the floor, then his wife called us so we could take it away,” Amram Zabari, a local park ranger who rushed to the scene, said on Tuesday.

Arthur De Mosh, a 45-year-old tour guide at the college near Kibbutz Sde Boker in southern Israel, was awakened in the middle of the night by the sound of the leopard trying to eat his cat.

He freed the pet, which survived the ordeal, from the leopard’s clutches.

A local veterinarian, Ronnie King, told Israel’s Channel 10 television the leopard was suffering from malnutrition and probably entered the home looking for easy prey.

Experts said only 10 leopards live in the wild in Israel. The animal captured at the college was transferred to a veterinary hospital for treatment and then taken to a nature reserve.

May 22, 2007

Lights, love, and life

Filed under: Family,fun,Good News,Health,life cycle — howdoyoujew @ 21:28

This was the culmination of an amazing few days spent in the company of the woman who received my bone marrow donation almost two years ago (story to follow).

San Diego at night with the Herschs
The San Diego skyline from Coronado

May 19, 2007

Coolest Con ever.

Filed under: Life Online,News,technology — howdoyoujew @ 23:33

When President Bush ordered troops to Iraq, he probably never imagined that he would be ultimately be responsible for what very well could be the very first D&D convention/game day ever held in a war zone.
(via User Friendly)

May 8, 2007

Having an impact.

Filed under: Commentary,environment,Good News,Health — howdoyoujew @ 12:54

I’ve been following No-Impact Man for a couple of months, and it’s made me think a lot about my own impact on the planet. I do more than many people, but not as much as I could; I’m working on it, one day at a time.

Then today, in a comment on a post at Good Experience, I was introduced to TerraCycle, my new favorite company in the whole wide world – specifically their Bottle Brigade project. And in poking around their site a bit more, I discovered that they have been Sued By Scotts.

Please take a moment to check out who they are and what they do, contribute if you can, and think about what you can do to reduce your own impact on the environment.

May 7, 2007

Dig this archaeological news from Israel

Filed under: Good News,history,Israel — howdoyoujew @ 16:10

Herod’s tomb and grave found at Herodium

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced Monday night that it has uncovered the grave and tomb of King Herod, who ruled Judea for the Roman empire from circa 37 BCE.

The tomb was discovered by Hebrew University Professor Ehud Netzer, who is considered one of the leading experts on King Herod. Netzer has conducted archeological digs at Herodium since 1972 in an attempt to locate the grave and tomb.

May 3, 2007

Things I hear while wearing a kippah, #1

Filed under: funny,random — howdoyoujew @ 09:16

I’m thinking this is a good idea for a new website, but in the meantime, here’s my first entry:

Last night, in the parking lot at Costco while putting my purchases in the car, a man who was in line with me stops and says,

I’m glad… I’m glad you celebrate your Jew-ry.

I think that’ll have to be the domain:

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