Posts Tagged ‘ god ’

Ben Sira, The Prophet Who Wasn’t One

December 29, 2014
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The Book of the All-Virtuous Wisdom of Joshua Ben Sira

Believe it or not, the fact that the prophet Jeremiah is both Ben Sira’s father and grandfather is not the weirdest thing about him. Yup–according to apocrypha, evil men forced Jeremiah to act onanistically into bathhouse waters in which his daughter later goes for a dip. But that’s not the…

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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

June 25, 2014
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What’s In God’s Tefillin?

Tefillin, or phylacteries, are the black leather straps and boxes that are worn on the head…

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What Does the Master of the Universe Pray For?

March 5, 2014
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What Does God Pray For?

Humans pray for all kinds of things: food, water, health, a good grade on a spelling…

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@DailyHillulah

July 31, 2012
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meron_hp

How many righteous people can you name? A…

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The Secret Jewish Burial Society

June 20, 2012
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secret

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

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The Last Battle

January 25, 2012
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Lev-Beh-Ziz

The End of Days occupies a much more central place…

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Praying in the Fields

December 29, 2011
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praying

In the sixteenth century, kabbalists living in Safed developed an elaborate ritual…

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The Physics of God

August 22, 2011
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Feynman

“While you’re talking, you’re not learning anything,” Richard…

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Amen

August 4, 2011
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amen

The word amen is Hebrew, dating back to the Book of Numbers–but…

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Shema

July 15, 2011
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cover-eyes

The prayer known as the Shema, the six-word proclamation…

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God Is Great (and I’m Not)

June 22, 2011
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god

Sometimes, a spiritual search can be as hard…

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