Posts Tagged ‘ folklore ’

The Rabbinic Sage Who Dismembered His Adversaries

July 9, 2013
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hadrian

Talmudic and aggadic lore offers many episodes of rabbinic sages intellectually defeating the luminaries of the Hellenistic world. Far less common are instances of rabbis dismembering their pagan nemeses. So 2nd-century Rabbi Joshua Ben Hananiah really stands apart. As recounted in the Babylonian Talmud (Bekhorot 8b-9a), acting on Roman Emperor Hadrian‘s dare to abduct Athens’ top philosophers,…

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Matisyahu, the Exorcist

June 5, 2012
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matisyahu the exorcist

Horror movies are all about planting unexpected things in unexpected places to scare the hell out of you.…

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Bumble-Ardy

March 21, 2012
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bumble ardy

The children’s author Maurice Sendak recently released Bumble-Ardy, the first book in three decades that he’s both written and…

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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

October 12, 2011
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Jewish Gauchos of Argentina

A town of Jewish immigrants, uprooted from czarist Russia to the Argentinian…

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