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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hand of God

April 29, 2011
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People sometimes talk about being “touched by God,” and the hamsa takes this metaphor to a different level by giving it a physical manifestation. The hamsa isn’t exactly God’s hand, but is rather a spiritual symbol in the shape of a hand that’s meant to convey luck and Divine guidance. Sometimes, an eye is…

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The First Jew in Atlantis

April 28, 2011
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In 1585, Sir Walter Raleigh needed an expert in metals to help him make sense…

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Cheeses Almighty

April 27, 2011
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The Bible According to Cheese–subtitled “A Brie History of Time”–is an online collection of verses…

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The Wright Synagogue

April 25, 2011
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American architect Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed more…

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Dancing Barefoot

April 22, 2011
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When you think of Moses approaching the Burning Bush,…

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Cheating Death

April 21, 2011
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cheating death

According to a legend in the Talmud, when the…

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Not Your Momma’s Passover

April 18, 2011
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On Passover, every family has its own traditions: Singing…

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The Seder: The Miniseries

April 15, 2011
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What do you think about when you think…

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Israel in Hawaii

April 14, 2011
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If you ask someone’s opinion of Israel, they’ll…

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Locusts for Lunch

April 13, 2011
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Are locusts a plague? Not always–in fact, sometimes, they’re…

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Mark Twain in the Holy Land

April 12, 2011
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Today, Mark Twain is known for writing classic…

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Passover in 3-D

April 11, 2011
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If your seder plate is looking a little flat, here’s…

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