Category: Judaism

How Indigo was made

See (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo_dye): “In Mesopotamia, a neo-Babylonian cuneiform tablet of the seventh century BC gives a recipe for the dyeing of wool, where lapis-colored wool (uqnatu) is produced by repeated immersion and airing of the cloth.[ St. Clair, Kassia (2016). The…

Vilna Gaon – in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not

From http://onthemainline.blogspot.com/2011/02/unknown-portrait-of-vilna-gaon.html: ” This is from page 2 of the Camden News of Camden, Arkansas Saturday, May 15, 1937.   Since someone is going to joke that the Vilna Gaon is not wearing a yarmulke, but the Cardinal is – well, I…