Posts Tagged ‘ torah in real life ’

The Sage and the Bathhouse

August 15, 2013
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bathhouse

Q: What’s worse than a rabbinic sage frequenting a den of public nudity and sex adorned with statues of pagan goddesses? A: A rabbinic sage discussing Torah in that den. Read on: The Mishnah relates an incident of Rabban Gamaliel’s visit to an Acre bathhouse festooned with a statue of a nude Aphrodite, the Roman goddess of love and sex.…

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

August 8, 2013
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menorah

Until recently, the city of Surabaya, on the Indonesian island of Java, had one synagogue. But…

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Shabbos with the Penguins

April 5, 2013
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penguins

We’ve grown so accustomed to Chabad-Lubavitch’s ubiquity that it is no longer surprising to see Chabad houses…

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“I UNPLUG TO . . . cuddle”

February 19, 2013
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unplug-shabbat

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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simpsons bible

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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esau

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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babel

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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manicures

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

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The Armchair Commando

July 20, 2011
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lazer

Here’s an exercise program for yeshiva students, office workers, and anyone else…

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Shema

July 15, 2011
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cover-eyes

The prayer known as the Shema, the six-word proclamation…

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