Monthly Archives: June 2011

Dragons, Robots, and Golems

June 30, 2011
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science

The best Jewish stories have always been the supernatural ones. The Red Sea splitting open; Saul’s visit to the Witch of Endor; medieval tales about golems. The new collection People of the Book embraces the Jewish predilection for the fantastic. Subjects range from dybbuks, to folk magic, to a Jewish father who uses the power…

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The Only Synagogue in New York

June 29, 2011
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the only synagogue in new york

You’ve likely heard the old Jewish joke: A man is marooned on a desert island for…

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Before the Bomb

June 28, 2011
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before the bomb

Dai–the title of Israeli-American comic Iris Bahr‘s 2008 one-woman play–is a Hebrew word that means “enough.” Dai also sounds like…

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The Book of Tobit

June 27, 2011
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tobi

Here’s a story of demons, supernatural nuptials, and a dog who makes a…

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Green Lantern’s Boss is Jewish

June 24, 2011
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green lantern

One of this summer’s biggest-budget films has an…

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Klezmer Done Right

June 23, 2011
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transylvania ave

Although most people associate klezmer music with Eastern Europe, the modern…

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God Is Great (and I’m Not)

June 22, 2011
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god

Sometimes, a spiritual search can be as hard…

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Activists for Everyone

June 21, 2011
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brit-shalom

Brit Shalom was an activist group that tried to…

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Fangs, Pale Skin, & a Star of David

June 20, 2011
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vampires

Today, we think of vampires as tall, pale creatures with…

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Bloomsday

June 16, 2011
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bloomsday

On June 16th, literary geeks around the world…

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Keep Your Wives Away from Them

June 15, 2011
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keep your wives away from them

Being a lesbian and an Orthodox Jew isn’t necessarily a…

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Jews with Flavor

June 14, 2011
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jews with flavor

DeLeon is the rare band playing traditional Jewish songs that isn’t…

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