In the past week, I’ve completed the following books:
* Balanced Website Design: Optimising Aesthetics, Usability and Purpose by Dave Lawrence
Bleah. Not what I thought it was. Basically it’s a “how to design” step-by-step guide for a first year undergrad course. I thought it was actually going to talk usability.
* Studies on the Haggadah: From the Teachings of Nechama Leibowitz by Rabbi Reiner Yitshak
Beautiful as I expected. I didn’t spend as much time with it as I would have liked. Each year I take a small bit of the haggadah and attempt to learn more and understand. Often it is a phrase b’ivrit which I wish to understand a little more. Recent topics were “Dor v’dor” (generation to generation) and mitzrayim (Egypt). I think this is the year of the four sons, perhaps not all four, but they need to be contrasted so it will probably be the whole lot of ’em.
* Mary Thomas