Monthly Archives: September 2010

Finding God in Madonna

September 29, 2010
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finnding god in madonna

What sort of spiritual seeker uses Madonna as a role model? Ten years ago, Wendy Shanker wrote her first book, the wildly popular memoir The Fat Girl’s Guide to Life, and became a successful Hollywood writer. Then she acquired a rare autoimmune disease. “It turns out,” writes Shanker, “my body had a sequel…

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Freud and Friends

September 28, 2010
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freud and friends

The charming, clever new novel A Curable Romantic starts with a great setup. As the book opens,…

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A 400-Year-Old Swimming Pool

September 27, 2010
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A 400 year old swimming pool

When most people talk about getting wet in the Caribbean, they don’t mean it like…

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Why Is This Sukkah Different?

September 22, 2010
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why is this sukkah different

The holiday of Sukkot starts at sunset tonight. This year,…

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The Strangest Creatures

September 22, 2010
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the strangest creatures

It seems like there’s a blessing for everything in Judaism.…

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Matisyahu Meets the Ukulele

September 21, 2010
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matisyahu meets the uke

Picture it: A crowded public bus. Someone pulls…

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Growing Up Psychic in Israel

September 20, 2010
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growing up psychic in israel

Israeli director Ari Folman scored big with his…

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Yom Kippur and Free Will

September 17, 2010
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yom kippur and free will

Decisions, decisions. Who really makes the big choices…

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Philip Roth’s Dance Remix

September 16, 2010
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Phillip Roth

When Hollywood makes a movie out of a…

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A New Take on Ancient Songs

September 15, 2010
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A new Take on ancient songs

A nigun is a wordless melody, a musical meditative prayer.…

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Music like Bubbie Used to Make

September 13, 2010
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music like bubbie used to do

One Jewish mother has hung out with Hootie…

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It’s All About the Fruit

September 8, 2010
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its all about the fruit

There’s a boy named Todd who’s a little…

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