Monthly Archives: March 2011

Repentance Can Be Loud

March 31, 2011
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Mogwai+18

Jews recite the devotional prayer Avinu Malkeinu (Our Father, Our King) during the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The traditional melody is a slow, stirring, dirge. And, of course, it’s perfect for a heavy metal cover. The band Mogwai, a Scottish post-rock trio, wrote a 20-minute epic song, “My Father, My…

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Everybody Poops

March 30, 2011
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everybody-poops

There’s a Jewish practice of saying a blessing before eating any food–a spiritual equivalent of saying thank you…

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A Roman Holiday

March 29, 2011
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a roman holiday

A summer in Italy sounds like an ideal vacation. Unless, of course, you’re part of…

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The Gift to Stalin

March 28, 2011
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the gift to stalin

Imagine that everyone you’ve ever known was packed…

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Tel Aviv Meets Mali

March 27, 2011
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tel aviv meets mali

Idan Raichel, an Israeli composer and multi-instrumentalist, works with singers…

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The Beauty of Blasphemy

March 25, 2011
By
pitom

The cover of Pitom‘s new album, Blasphemy and Other Serious…

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Suggestive Silence

March 24, 2011
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suggestive silence

Nobody dies in Jonathan Safran Foer‘s 2002 short story…

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Free Love

March 23, 2011
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free love

Is it possible to be too comfortable with yourself? The Torah tells…

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Postcards from Hell

March 22, 2011
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postcards from hell

Torkel S. Wächter, a Swedish novelist who happens to…

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The Blaxploitation Bible

March 21, 2011
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the blaxploitation bible

Interpreting the Bible–and looking for ways to make it…

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Tel Aviv Chique

March 18, 2011
By
earlyspring5

The cutting-edge clothing store Urban Outfitters just released…

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Worf Is Jewish

March 17, 2011
By
worf is jewish

Star Trek: The Next Generation was the second iteration…

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