New Blog Launching on Tuesday

1st MOI logoWelcome to “Matters of Interest”, my new blog project, having come off of working on Drew’s Views for the past half-year. With my announcement today that I am done posting new content there, I am greatly looking forward to this new platform for blogging!

If you wanted to check out my posts from that project, here is a listing of all of the posts, by topic:

Assorted Events
Various Events [Posts from Previous Blog]
TribeFest Participants Beautify New Orleans City Park
Contest Opens to Translate Part of the Shulhan Arukh
Starbucks Opens New Store in Downtown Disney Today
Interested in a Nutty Gift? [Promotion]

Blog/Meta-Blogging
Closing Down this Blog and Moving On
Winding Down DrewsViews (and Moving to a New Blog)
Going Beyond a Simple Blogging Schedule
“Star Wars Wednesdays” to Change
Blog Launch!!!

Books & More
Books & Reviews {Foregoing Fridays}
New Jewish Magazine Launches in Southern California!
Viewing Stuff from my Original Blog [Foregoing Fridays]

Comic Conventions
Long Beach Comic Expo Posts Round-Up
How Much Money Do Exhibitors Make at Comic Conventions?
“How to Get More Freelance Work” Panel at 2014 Long Beach Comic Expo
“Body Positivity” Panel at Long Beach Comic Expo Explores Cosplay
First-Ever Sunday for Long Beach Comic Expo Turns Out to be an Intimate Experience
WonderCon 2014 – My First Time Attending a Comics Convention

Conferences
Professional Development [Posts from Previous Blog]
Academic Jewish Conferences {Foregoing Fridays}
Some Thoughts on TribeFest 2014, Part I: Main Stage & App
Jewish Gatherings {Foregoing Fridays}

Drink
Bourbon-Tasting in April
Some Cocktails Posts from My Original Blog

Food
Restaurants [Post from Previous Blog]
Yogurtland Launches Two New Flavors Today
First Visit to Trattoria Natalie

Jewish Practice
Women’s Aliyot [Posts from Previous Blog]
Jewish Practice [Posts from Previous Blog]
Purim Posts from My Original Blog {ForegoingFridays}

Rabbinic Literature
Rabbinic Citation [Posts from Previous Blog]
Talmudic Advice on Producing Male Children
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta VI: סדר קדשים
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta V: סדר נזיקין
“שאף הן היו באותו הנס”: Rabbi Yehoshua, son of Levi’s Including of Women in a Few Holiday Practices
Blessing on Seeing a Large Crowd of Jews
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta IV: Looking at the First Three סדרים
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta III: סדר נשים
The Mitzvah Against Verbal Oppression (“How Not to Be a Jerk”): An Example from the Babylonian Talmud
Mitzvot in Rabbinic Literature That Are Considered to be Equivalent to All of the Mitzvot (שקולה מצוה זו כנגד כל המצות כולן)
Just Because Some Rabbinic Texts are Androcentric Doesn’t Mean There Aren’t (Or Can’t Be) Gynocentric Correlates
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta II: סדר מועד
Versus Whom Did the חכמים Argue in the Tosefta I: סדר זרעים
Judging Favorably (הוי דן לכף זכות)
“Therefore, Let’s Say Both of Them”: The Blessing Combination of Rav Papa
The Unfortunate Problem of Missing the Context of the “Pluralism” of the Academies of Shammai & Hillel
Rava and Jews Who Were Not Fond of the Rabbinic Traditions
Early Rabbis Approach Proverbs 14:34 (Some Initial Thoughts)
Assorted Talmudic Posts from My Original Blog
Rabbis (and Others) in Rabbinic Literature Posts from My Original Blog
Understanding Talmudic/Rabbinic Phrases Posts from My Original Blog
Talmud Study Posts on My Original Blog

Rabbinic Stuff
YCT [Posts from Previous Blog]
Some Rabbinic Thoughts [Posts from Previous Blog]

 

Random Stuff
Making Some Changes at Tomorrowland [Disneyland]
Where to Get the Best Crew, Gear, Ship Upgrades, etc. in Firefly The Game
Random Posts from My Original Blog
Marriage and More Posts from My Original Blog
BBYO Posts on My Original Blog
Washington Heights Posts from My Original Blog
Press Releases from My Original Blog

 

Random Jewish Stuff
Anti-Semitism Stuff [Posts from Previous Blog]
Biblical Stuff [Posts from Previous Blog]
Jewish Events [Posts from Previous Blog]
Jews in the Caribbean [Posts from Original Blog]
Judeohistory Posts from My Original Blog {Foregoing Fridays}
Medieval Jewish Scholars and Their Works {Foregoing Fridays}
Random Jewish Stuff
Walking Humbly With Your God {Foregoing Fridays}
Jewish Stuff [Miscellaneous] from my Original Blog {Foregoing Fridays}
Relevant Judaism and Exercise Posts from My Original Blog {Foregoing Fridays}
Posts of mine on Orthodoxy {Foregoing Fridays}
Jewish Community Issues Posts {Foregoing Fridays}
Kashrut Posts from My Original Blog
Sleep in Judaism Posts from My Original Blog
Some Synagogue Posts on Other Blogs of Mine
Some Philanthropy Posts on My Drew Kaplan Blog

Social Media
Relevant Social Media Posts from My Original Blog
Relevant Social Media & the Jewish Community Posts on Other Blogs of Mine

Star Wars
Darth Maul Project Updates
Beginning a Darth Maul Exploration Project
Initial Posts about the New Star Wars Canon
Boba Fett in Television & Movies IV: Star Wars Droids episode, “A Race to the Finish”
Exploring the Clone Wars VI: Top Ten Highlights of Season Six (“The Lost Episodes”) of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Exploring the Clone Wars V: Top Five Episodes of Season Six of Star Wars: The Clone Wars
Exploring the Clone Wars IV: Top Ten Highlights of Star Wars Clone Wars
Exploring the Clone Wars III: Star Wars Clone Wars Season 3
Exploring the Clone Wars II: Star Wars Clone Wars Season 2
Boba Fett in Television & Movies III: Return of the Jedi
Exploring the Clone Wars I: Star Wars Clone Wars Season 1
A New Project re: The Clone Wars
Boba Fett in Television & Movies II: The Empire Strikes Back
Improving Star Wars Episodes I & II by Subtraction
Boba Fett in Television & Movies I: The Star Wars Holiday Special
Yes, the Star Wars Holiday Special is Bad, but Here are a Few Reasons you Might Want to Watch
Some Star Wars Posts on My Drew Kaplan Blog

 

Tanya
Reading the Tanya, chapter 7 [ספר של בינונים]
Reading the Tanya, chapter 6 [ספר של בינונים]
Reading the Tanya, chapter 5 [ספר של בינונים]
Reading the Tanya, ch.4 [ספר של בינונים]
Reading the Tanya, ch.3 [Sefer shel Beinonim]: The Introduction of Habad/Chabad – חב”ד
Reading the Tanya, ch.2 [Sefer shel Beinonim]
Reading the Tanya, ch.1 [Sefer shel Beinonim]

Travel
Israel Visits {Foregoing Fridays}
First Four Trips to New Orleans {Foregoing Fridays}

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