The observance of Jewish law (halakhah) in the polar regions of Earth presents unique problems. Many mitzvot, such as Jewish prayer and the Jewish sabbath, rely on the consistent cycle of day and night in 24-hour periods that is commonplace in most of the world. However, north of the Arctic Circle (and south of the Antarctic Circle) a single day can last for a month or more during the summer, and the night lasts for a similar length of time in the winter. Should a “day” be defined solely based on sunrise and sunset, even if these events do not occur for long stretches of time; or should the definition of a polar “day” be consistent with the length of a day in the rest of the world? (via alexszatmary)
This article is highly recommended to others. Great perspective on Arsenal’s trophy-drought in 6 years - focusing right from the initial plan on new stadium to replace Highbury, to ‘Five Waves’ of Arsene’s great plan.
Success is coming, but we need to support our manager with patience and perspective. We haven’t even reached the runway yet, and we’re already challenging for the league title and playing cup finals. Have faith, Arsenal will dominate for years to come.
“TOKYO — Japan’s nuclear crisis verged toward catastrophe on Tuesday after an explosion damaged the vessel containing the nuclear core at one reactor and a fire at another spewed large amounts of radioactive material into the air, according to the statements of Japanese government and industry officials.”—"Japan Faces Potential Nuclear Disaster as Radiation Levels Rise," NYT, 3/15/11.