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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Earth to Endor

August 31, 2011
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ewok1

If you’re a Star Wars geek, one mention of the word “Endor” will call to mind a foresty planet populated by diminutive fuzzy Ewoks. But the word itself hearkens back to a much older place, a city from the Bible that harbored refugees from a war and a mysterious witch who communicated with the…

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Sound the Alarm

August 30, 2011
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Sound the Alarm

Tonight, the Jewish month of Elul begins. It’s the last month in the Hebrew calendar, and the month…

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Spring Break, 1931

August 29, 2011
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When you move to a new place, you have the chance to reinvent yourself. But…

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Supergod

August 28, 2011
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Is Superman Jewish? His creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster,…

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Midrash Manicures

August 26, 2011
By
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Once, a man demanded that Rabbi Hillel teach him the…

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King of the Clarinet

August 25, 2011
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Artie Shaw–born Arthur Arshawsky–was a virtuoso clarinet player,…

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Bite-Size Heschel

August 24, 2011
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Sometimes it seems as though everyone’s on Twitter. Biker Lance…

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Hebrew for Fun and Profit

August 23, 2011
By
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Do Jews speak a different language than other…

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The Physics of God

August 22, 2011
By
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“While you’re talking, you’re not learning anything,” Richard…

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Home on the Range

August 19, 2011
By
calof

Imagine Little Women meets All-of-a-Kind Family, with a hint–just a hint–of Anna Karenina.…

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A Whole New Metamorphosis

August 18, 2011
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Franz Kafka was one of the greatest–and darkest–writers of…

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Israel, Believe It or Not

August 17, 2011
By
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News from Israel is often dire and gloomy. But Daniella Askenazy–a…

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