Monthly Archives: June 2012

A Tribute to Leonard Cohen

June 29, 2012
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Leonard Cohen is a modern-day renaissance man–musician, poet, philosopher, mystic. He’s both a practicing Buddhist and an observant Jew. And, as we have previously noted on Jewniverse (read it here), some of his songs are so intricately based on Bible texts, that he’s practically authored his own midrash. He’s also been incredibly influential to countless musicians, from small-town singer-songwriters to A-list…

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The Inspiration of Desperation

June 29, 2012
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There’s a way to be inspired by everything–even mourning. The three weeks leading up to Tisha B’Av,…

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

June 28, 2012
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In the new novel Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews, Greg Gaines is…

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Jumping for Joy

June 27, 2012
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In Israel, the NaNach movement, a subset of Bratslav Hasidism,…

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Jerusalem, in IMAX

June 26, 2012
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You’ve never seen Israel like this. In the…

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A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012
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Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket…

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Caring Enough to Hit “Send”

June 25, 2012
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SomeEcards is a fun website that creates snarky,…

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Log On to the Dead Sea Scrolls

June 22, 2012
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Lately, there’s been a push to digitize everything–old…

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The Dark Side of the Bible

June 22, 2012
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In one of the darkest moments in the…

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Silver Jews Ride into the Sunset

June 21, 2012
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These days, writer and musician David Berman is…

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The Secret Jewish Burial Society

June 20, 2012
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The hevra kadisha, or “holy fraternity,” is a group…

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Sexy Beijing

June 19, 2012
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Imagine a pool in a luxury spa in…

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