Posts Tagged ‘ bible ’

Why the Rabbis Said We Should Censor the Bible

June 20, 2014
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Why the Rabbis Said We Should Censor the Bible

According to Jewish law, embarrassing someone is akin to murdering them. And this idea is taken so seriously that the Mishnah actually recommends censoring some Bible stories, because they are embarrassing for the characters involved. Tractate Megillah 4:10 lists some stories that shouldn’t be read in the synagogue, and some that…

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Video: Shout-out to Omaha Jews!

January 24, 2013
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Omaha Bible Rappers

“Summer’s hot like us, but in the winters: brrr! / Jews in the Midwest, that’s…

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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 war between Homer Simpson and Ned Flanders on…

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The Jewnicorn

June 7, 2012
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the jewnicorn

Legends of a single-horned goat or horse date…

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Rakhmones afn Tayvl

May 14, 2012
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url

“Ich bin un Mentsch mit chutzpah und gelt,” sings Daniel…

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Meat Heart

May 8, 2012
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url

“God loves my hair,” writes Melissa Broder in “Ciao Manhattan,” a poem…

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For Not Making Me a Woman

May 4, 2012
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url-1

One of the most puzzling–and, often, infuriating–prayers appears…

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Biblical Straight Edge

May 3, 2012
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url-2

In contrast to the risky excesses that one…

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Birdies, Orphans and Fools

May 2, 2012
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url-3

Today, Ephraim Sidon is the chief rabbi of Prague, Czech Republic.…

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Samson, Meet Delilah

April 4, 2012
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samson meets delilah

A new online comic takes its inspiration from…

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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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Messed-Up Bible Stories

January 26, 2012
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There’s no denying it. Some stories from the Torah are…

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