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Is Kabbalah Mysticism? Continuing the Debate

Is Kabbalah Mysticism?  Continuing the Debate
By March 1, 2008

Is Kabbala Mysticism? Another View by Shaul Magid I In a provocative essay “Jewish Mysticism in the University: Academic Study or Theological Practice?” (Zeek December, 2007) Boaz Huss raises a series of questions that should challenge academics and non-academics alike … Read More

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Found In Translation

Found In Translation
By February 3, 2008

Found In Translation Sunday, 2 March 2008 at 4pm JCC in Manhattan 76th & Amsterdam – New York, NY Free Travel with us as we journey through 100 Years of Israeli Literature, from the mystical poems of Rav Kook to … Read More

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Found In Translation

Found In Translation
By February 3, 2008

Found In Translation Sunday, 2 March 2008 at 4pm JCC in Manhattan 76th & Amsterdam – New York, NY Free Travel with us as we journey through 100 Years of Israeli Literature, from the mystical poems of Rav Kook to … Read More

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Roth, Babel, and a Question of Blood

Roth, Babel, and a Question of Blood
By February 1, 2008

A half century before lamenting in Exit Ghost the man he once was and no longer is, Philip Roth’s protagonist and alter ego, Nathan Zuckerman – in a classic example of oedipal one-upmanship — revises Isaac Babel’s words. Recalling Babel’s … Read More

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Poems by Yerra Sugarman

Poems by Yerra Sugarman
By February 1, 2008

ASH AND SCAR Their possible crumbled; consolation held captive in the blasted hive of a once Room. And shabby were the clusters of rain swollen on the panes While calendars clinging to the aspirin walls went silent And windows no … Read More

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Revelation Time

Revelation Time
By February 1, 2008

As any electronic or hip-hop artist will tell you, one of the most important aspects of making music is capturing the right sample. Not just any sample, but something that you can rightfully call your own. Though I continue to … Read More

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The Doll

The Doll
By February 1, 2008

A little more than a year ago, in January 2007, Zeek launched its initiative to publish Hebrew literature in translation. That same month I called up Yaron Golan z”l, publisher and literary critic, to seek his help. I had never … Read More

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The Accidental Aryan

The Accidental Aryan
By February 1, 2008

Hatred is a lake as on a burning day a child comes to low himself upon the bank. So long he dangles daring toe a foot above the gloom, if only for the coolness of such a simple trick: the … Read More

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