Hot on the heels of billionaire Warren Buffett’s dizzying $4 billion aquisition of a Galilee-based metalbworking plant earlier this month is Bill Gates, who reportedly has grand plans for Israeli start-up Whale Communications.
And it’s not just the tech sector that interests Master Microsoft: Arutz Sheva reports that Microsoft officials were scoping out a yeshiva in Bnei Brak to learn the ways of the Gemara, where they made the scholars an offer to invest in a computer program on Talmud and Torah.
I’m no yeshiva queen, but Microsoft messin’ with Talmudic wisdom sounds like a disaster. We’re the People of the Book, not the People of the Buggy Software, yo.
(Hat tip: Paleojudaica).