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How to Talk to Aliens Like the High Priests Did
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How to Talk to Aliens Like the High Priests Did

By On November 2, 2015

For the high priest who liked to look good while communing with the Lord, the “ephod” was an essential part of the wardrobe. Most mentions of the ephod in the Torah suggest… Read More

Jews vs. Aliens / Jews vs. Zombies
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Jews vs. Aliens / Jews vs. Zombies

By On April 9, 2015

Q: What happens when a rebbe goes shopping for lemons and comes face to face with an alien invasion? A: He learns deep humility and makes sure to leave a good tip.… Read More

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Crop Circles

By On May 24, 2012

The six-pointed star has appeared in Jewish iconography for a thousand years. But there’s a chance that the Magen David is meaningful to another, far different culture–an alien culture. When Google started mapping out aerial views of Earth,… Read More

aliens in the bible
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Aliens in the Bible?

By On March 23, 2012

The earliest writings of Merkavah mysticism date back to the second century C.E. The word Merkavah literally means “chariot,” and this mystical study is named after the surreal vision at the beginning of the biblical Book of Ezekiel, in which… Read More

teenage girls and aliens
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Teenage Girls and Aliens

By On February 18, 2011

The new novel Journal of a UFO Investigator is part coming-of-age novel and part ’60s pulp science-fiction story. Danny is a thirteen-year-old who’s obsessed with aliens. He’s equally obsessed with teenage girls, who are just as… Read More

Rabbis in space
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Rabbis in Space

By On September 7, 2010

Jack Dann is a brilliant science fiction writer. He’s also Jewish–though in much of his writing, that’s merely a fun background fact. But Dann’s classic short story “Jumping the Road,” originally published… Read More

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