Two unrelated blogbits:
1) The latest edition of Haveil Havalim is available here. Special thanks to Jack for including my “everything you ever wanted to know about using your car’s sunroof as a succah but were afraid to ask” post.
2) As we were entering the Roman amphitheater during our chol hamo’ed visit to Caesarea (B”N, much more on this trip in a future post), I overheard an American girl gush excitedly to one of her companions:
“This is exactly where he was!”
Naively, I assumed she was referring to R’ Akiva or perhaps to some other important historical figure.
But then the young scholar continued:
“This is exactly where Shwekey had his concert!”
Her teachers must be so proud…