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  • from J, the Jewish Weekly of Norther California' 11/25/11: " meet the rebbetzers; husbands of female rabbis find the role challenging, fun. " " Roger Staley wasn't sure what to call himself...finally he chose "rebbetzer""

    December 1, 2011

  • disambiguation:

    1. a kind of corn (afrikaans)

    2. a Black person, now a racial epithet (British and afrikaans)

    3. Disbeliever in Allah; non-Muslim (Arabic).

    November 21, 2011

  • A woman abandoned but not divorced, and unable to remarry (a legal term in Jewish law). Hebrew, literally "chained."

    November 21, 2011

  • Wikipedia: The word mu is central to the following well-known Zen Buddhist koan, which is also known as the Mu koan1:

    A monk asked Zhaozhou Congshen, a Chinese Zen master (known as Jōshū in Japanese), "Has a dog Buddha-nature or not?" Zhaozhou answered, "Wú" (in Japanese, Mu)

    —The Gateless Gate, koan 1, translation by Robert Aitken 5

    In my family "mu" means "none of the above" or "no answer is the only right answer", for example to the question "have you stopped beating your wife?" "Mu."

    November 21, 2011

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