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The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love
By March 1, 2008

“The Blues ain’t about making yourself feel better,” said Bleeding Gums Murphy to Lisa Simpson, “it’s about making other people feel worse.” Sing on, Bleeding Gums! From beyond the grave! Teach us what we need to know about prayer. Prayer. … Read More

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The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love
By March 1, 2008

“The Blues ain’t about making yourself feel better,” said Bleeding Gums Murphy to Lisa Simpson, “it’s about making other people feel worse.” Sing on, Bleeding Gums! From beyond the grave! Teach us what we need to know about prayer. Prayer. … Read More

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Ruth Wisse’s Sermon

Ruth Wisse’s Sermon
By March 1, 2008

Reviewed: Ruth R. Wisse, Jews and Power Schocken, 2007. Jews have a long and intriguing tradition of tracing the roots of Jewish powerlessness to Judaism itself. In a well-known aside in his Theological-Political Treatise, the philosopher and Jewish apostate suggested … Read More

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Ruth Wisse’s Sermon

Ruth Wisse’s Sermon
By March 1, 2008

Reviewed: Ruth R. Wisse, Jews and Power Schocken, 2007. Jews have a long and intriguing tradition of tracing the roots of Jewish powerlessness to Judaism itself. In a well-known aside in his Theological-Political Treatise, the philosopher and Jewish apostate suggested … Read More

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ARTSESSION 2007: Contemporary Israeli Artists from Russia

ARTSESSION 2007: Contemporary Israeli Artists from Russia
By March 1, 2008

This essay by Marina Genkina is excerpted from the introduction to a new catalog of Israeli-Russian artists titled ARTSESSION 2007: Contemporary Israeli Artists from Russia (© 2007). Originally written in Russian, it was translated by Isaac Gorelic and Sonia Kunova-Gorelic … Read More

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A Present from Dad

A Present from Dad
By March 1, 2008

The fatigue and failings of the protagonist in this month’s story reveal author Boaz Izraeli’s exacting eye for the details of contemporary Israeli society. One of the pleasures of reading today’s Hebrew literature is the discovery that an earthy, profound … Read More

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Earth and Sky

Earth and Sky
By March 1, 2008

Earth and Sky, by Joe Gallo More cover art: Julia Blaukopf, Rainy Sign Martin Weinstein, Teresa #18 Danielle Green, It’s Thrilling Julie Paschkis,The Reader Abshalom Jac Lahav,Karl Mark Robin Ross, Blue During Blues Susan Dee, How Deep is the Ocean … Read More

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Earth and Sky

Earth and Sky
By March 1, 2008

Earth and Sky, by Joe Gallo More cover art: Julia Blaukopf, Rainy Sign Martin Weinstein, Teresa #18 Danielle Green, It’s Thrilling Julie Paschkis,The Reader Abshalom Jac Lahav,Karl Mark Robin Ross, Blue During Blues Susan Dee, How Deep is the Ocean … Read More

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