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Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

Doeg the Edomite (and Priest Slayer)

By On November 20, 2014

Part 3 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series.  Doeg wasn’t simply King Saul’s chief herdsman. The notorious Edomite has been regarded by rabbis as one of… Read More

Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

Ahitophel, King David’s Divine Betrayer

By On November 19, 2014

Part 2 of 4 in this week’s “How a Jew Gets Screwed for Eternity” series.  Counselor and confidant to King David, Ahitophel was a wise man. He used his supernatural access to divine… Read More


Little Prince George and The Mohel of the Royals

By On August 2, 2013

What do you get a royal schmuck? A royal mohel, of course! Looks like little Prince George Alexander Louis—you know, Will and Kate’s kid—may have a date with the knife. Or not. It’s hard to… Read More

calendar girls

Calendar Girls

By On April 12, 2012

How many biblical women can you think of? Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and…? The truth is, many women are mentioned in the Bible. Most aren’t power players with stories of their own like Moses or King David. Many… Read More


Do Jews Meditate?

By On February 15, 2012

How did the prophets of the Bible receive their prophecy? Aryeh Kaplan, who was a rabbi, author, and physicist, responds to this question at the start of his book Meditation and the Bible. He suggests that meditation is… Read More


The Messy Birth of the Messiah

By On August 8, 2011

Tisha B’Av is the saddest day on the Jewish calendar, the anniversary of the destruction of both ancient Temples, as well as several other catastrophes in Jewish history. According to the Jewish sages… Read More

david had a rock band

David Had a Rock Band

By On February 22, 2011

Here’s a songwriter whose lyrics haven’t been heard on the pop charts for a few years: King David. The Good Players are a Chattanooga, TN-based band (they call themselves an “art and music collective”). Most… Read More

horror stories from the bible

Horror Stories from the Bible

By On January 21, 2011

These aren’t the Bible stories you grew up with. In the new anthology She Nailed a Stake through His Head: Tales of Biblical Terror, nine writers rewrite biblical stories in their own unique voices–and put… Read More

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