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Painting Your Fingernails With Plagues

April 11, 2014
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When recounting the story of the ten plagues at the seder table, you may have found that dipping a pinkie finger in wine is just not realistic enough. Wine is kind of reminiscent of blood, but hardly of locusts, or cattle disease, or death of the first born. Or darkness (that is, until…

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Honi, the Rainmaker

February 8, 2012
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The Talmudic fable of Honi the Circle-Maker isn’t the only lesson on environmentalism from traditional Jewish sources,…

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Midrash Manicures

August 26, 2011
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Once, a man demanded that Rabbi Hillel teach him the entire Torah while standing on one foot. Rabbi…

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