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Posts Tagged ‘ love ’

Ben Sorer U’Moreh

August 1, 2012
By
rebel-son

Think kids today have trouble with authority? The Torah (Deuteronomy 21:18) tells the story of a ben sorer u’moreh, a “stubborn and rebellious son” who “doesn’t hearken to the voice of his father or mother.” Let’s just say that the Torah’s method of dealing with this son is more stringent than a slap on the wrist: His…

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Nature Boy

July 17, 2012
By
girl blue dress

The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden ahbez, has a long and strange history.…

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Cherubs

March 2, 2012
By
cherub

Cherubs–those sweet little babies with wings–have become a symbol of valentines and love. But they’re…

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Free Love

March 23, 2011
By
free love

Is it possible to be too comfortable with yourself? The Torah tells…

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Postcards from Hell

March 22, 2011
By
postcards from hell

Torkel S. Wächter, a Swedish novelist who happens to…

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A Sexy Outsider’s View of Yeshiva

February 10, 2011
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A sexy outsiders view of yeshiva

Stephen Marche’s wonderful novel Raymond and Hannah (2006) begins…

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Love and Garbage

January 3, 2011
By
love and garbage

When the Communist Party came to power in Czechoslovakia in…

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Splitting the Sea

October 27, 2010
By
Splitting the sea

Think your job is hard? Try being a…

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