Posts Tagged ‘ torah in real life ’

Bob Dylan Lyrics as Oral Law?

March 8, 2016
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Bob Dylan Lyrics as Oral Law

“Come senators, congressmen, please heed the call. Don’t stand in the doorway, don’t block up the hall,” sang Bob Dylan in his 1964 anthem “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Dylan was excoriating Washington decision makers for dragging their heels on passing the Civil Rights Act. But his lyrics have since…

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Bizarre Torah Taxidermy in the Heart of Jewish Brooklyn

March 6, 2016
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Torah Taxidermy in the Brooklyn Shtetl

Tucked away in a brownstone in the Brooklyn shtetl of Borough Park is a family-friendly…

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The Sage and the Bathhouse

August 15, 2013
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Q: What’s worse than a rabbinic sage frequenting a den of public nudity and sex adorned with…

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Java’s Last Shul and the World’s Tallest Menorah

August 8, 2013
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Until recently, the city of Surabaya, on the Indonesian…

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Shabbos with the Penguins

April 5, 2013
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We’ve grown so accustomed to Chabad-Lubavitch’s ubiquity that it is…

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“I UNPLUG TO . . . cuddle”

February 19, 2013
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Being connected 24/7 is practically a requirement for…

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The Dark Side of the Bible

June 22, 2012
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In one of the darkest moments in the…

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Divine Plagiarism

January 9, 2012
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“We steal lyrics from God,” claims the website for…

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Special Needs in the Bible

December 12, 2011
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Did the biblical character Esau have ADHD? Did Isaac have a cognitive…

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Stairway to Heaven

October 25, 2011
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At the start of the Bible, everyone on Earth…

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God: The Video Game

September 8, 2011
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A new video game tells a story so big, violent,…

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Midrash Manicures

August 26, 2011
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Once, a man demanded that Rabbi Hillel teach him the…

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