16 March 2007

Video Friday

Some calendars have the first day of a week fall on Sunday, others on Monday. It's more than a detail, because it determines when the other days fall. In extreme cases it can have a major impact on cultural traditions. Here is a well known example:

24: And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: livestock, creatures that move along the ground, and wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. 25: God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.
26: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
27: So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. 28: God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
29: Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30: And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
31: God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth day.

Friday is always my busiest day. Every two weeks, when my blogging schedule falls on Friday, I have no time to research anything. In the preceding famous passage from Genesis 1, so much happens on the sixth day that I am certain it was a Friday. Here, inaugurating a new the first tradition on Chess for All Ages, is the second installment of Video Friday.

From Living Torah Volume 31 Episode 123 (5:21) • A Chess Lesson.

Chess and metaphysics don't usually mix well. This video is a pleasant exception.

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