Monthly Archives: February 2012

Masters of Jewish Culture

February 29, 2012
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humor-marx

We know that Jewish culture goes beyond the kitsch of shows like Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm. But does the investigation of Judaism in popular culture warrant an entire school curriculum? According to Jenna Weissman Joselit, the answer is an emphatic yes. Joselit, a professor at George Washington University, is launching a master’s degree in Jewish Cultural Arts–the first…

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Jewish Privilege

February 28, 2012
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Hailey is a recent college graduate, freshly relocated into her mother and stepfather’s luxury penthouse in Manhattan.…

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Star of David

February 27, 2012
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hebrew

Today, the Star of David is a ubiquitous Jewish symbol. However, this widespread use is…

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Ten Lost Tribes

February 24, 2012
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In the Bible, the Land of Israel was divided into twelve…

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Rapping about Seinfeld

February 23, 2012
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wale

The 1990s TV program Seinfeld was, according to its premise,…

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Swimming and Judaism

February 22, 2012
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michealpheolps

According to the sages of the Talmud (Kiddushin 29a), there…

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Horror and Remembrance

February 21, 2012
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king

Herman Wouk is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The…

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Job, the Musical

February 20, 2012
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joseph tech

Joseph, with his Technicolor coat and his rags-to-riches story, seems…

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Before and After the Holocaust

February 17, 2012
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Panorama-Adler

H.G. Adler (1910-1988), a writer from Prague, was a…

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Electric Golem

February 16, 2012
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golem face

The 1920 German silent film The Golem is a classic…

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Do Jews Meditate?

February 15, 2012
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shabbat-meditation

How did the prophets of the Bible receive their prophecy? Aryeh Kaplan,…

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A Jewish Twilight

February 14, 2012
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A Jewish Twilight

Every culture has its legends of paranormal monsters–including Judaism. It’s…

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