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Love and the Bible

Love and the Bible
By March 1, 2008

In a series of six conversations and an epilogue recently published in book form under the title of Love and Language (Yale University Press, with Verónica Albin), Ilan Stavans explores a wide spectrum of cultural views towards love through language, … 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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A Triumphalist Table of In/Compatibility of other Religions with Judaism

A Triumphalist Table of In/Compatibility of other Religions with Judaism
By February 1, 2008

Editors Note: In the 1960s, Rabbi Zalman Schachter (as he was then called) was one of the few Jewish leaders supportive of young Jews’ explorations of other spiritual traditions, especially “Eastern” ones such as Buddhism and Hinduism. Unlike those who … Read More

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Polytheism and Nonduality

Polytheism and Nonduality
By February 1, 2008

It is a noteworthy paradox of religion that those traditions which most embrace nonduality also embrace polytheism. Hinduism is the greatest example, accommodating within itself both the rigorous philosophical nondualism of Advaita Vedanta and an effulgent pantheon of deities, incarnations, … Read More

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Ostriker Reviewed

Ostriker Reviewed
By February 1, 2008

Reviewed: Alicia Ostriker, For the Love of God: The Bible as an Open Book Rutgers University Press, 2007 During my relatively brief sojourn in rabbinical school I learned, among any number of things, some good jokes. One of these involved … Read More

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From Oi to Oy: is Hardcore Punk Suddenly Kosher?

From Oi to Oy: is Hardcore Punk Suddenly Kosher?
By February 1, 2008

In the beginning, they said, let there be light – a festival of lights – Eight Crazy Nights of them. And so there was. And it was good, very good. Yidcore pelted the audience with bagels and Jewdriver wore its … 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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