Why This Site Was Created

The Juggler’s Brain

The Juggler’s Brain …the Net delivers precisely the kind of sensory and cognitive stimuli – repetitive, intensive, interactive, addictive – that have been shown to result in strong and rapid alterations in brain circuits and functions.  With the exception of alphabets and number systems, the Net may well be the single most powerful mind-altering technology that has ever come into general use. …The Net commands our attention with […]

Tim Berners-Lee and This Website

This website is built around the idea of Linked-Data.  Tim Berners-Lee’s great insight is that Linked Data increases intelligence and understanding.   In fact, we learn by Comparison and Contrast. Comparison and Contrast is what enables us to form categories, the basic units of understanding anything.  On this Website I have linked articles which expand and delineate an original idea. Linked-Data is the perfect medium for this. It should […]

Gerald Parkoff

Gerald Parkoff is the founder of The Parkoff Letter.Org. He grew up in Lawrence, L.I., New York and attended HILI (Hebrew Academy of Long Island), P.S. #1 in Lawrence, Lawrence High School, and The University of Rochester. He graduated in 1963 with a B.A. in Philosophy with Honors. The course of  Philosophy studied there included the History of Philosophy, the Philosophy of Ordinary Language, and  Mathematical Logic. The […]

How To Use This Website

How To Use This Site: By using the Categories Menu on the Left Side of the screen, you can click upon a particular subject of interest. Many of the articles and posts are cross-referenced since they are pertinent to different categories simultaneously. Many articles can be accessed in PDF Form which includes complete footnotes and formatting which is not always possible in HTML Form , the format you […]

The Idea of Law

The idea of Law is very abstract. The arena of the abstract is treacherous to the uninitiated and full of pitfalls and dead ends. In the order of things, real events and experiences, empirical science and history, applied mechanics and optics, and political and social history should be the stepping stones to abstract thought and generalization. Professor Aaron Kirschenbaum navigates with great skill the issue of Abstract Law. […]


This Website is a challenge to the Old to think like the New. And it is a challenge to the New to think like the Old. This is a Torah Oriented Website and we are exploring here the nature of Torah and Torah Study. We are investigating the basic assumptions that underlie all of Torah thinking – that which makes it unique among Systems of Thought – and […]