Posts Tagged ‘ lemony snicket ’

A Mix-and-Match Haggadah

June 25, 2012

Were all Egyptians pro-slavery? Children’s author Lemony Snicket suggests that even if most Egyptians started out in favor of subjugating the Israelites, they probably wavered after the Ten Plagues started. After burning hail, wild beasts, and lice, he says, “even Pharaoh’s son was probably an abolitionist–a word here which means ‘in favor of ending…

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Poetry After Auschwitz

August 3, 2011

“There can be no poetry after Auschwitz.” This quote is attributed to Theodor Adorno, a German-born philosopher and…

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