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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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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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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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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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Lech Lecha

Lech Lecha
By February 1, 2008

Awakening late to my Judaism–as so many American Jews do–I came to a realization both strange and wonderful: there are Israelis in my midst! At last, I thought, : Real Jews! Jews who've fought and sweated and sacrificed for the … Read More

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Lech Lecha, or: How Israeli Jews Find Renewal in Diaspora

Lech Lecha, or: How Israeli Jews Find Renewal in Diaspora
By February 1, 2008

Awakening late to my Judaism–as so many American Jews do–I came to a realization both strange and wonderful: there are Israelis in my midst! At last, I thought, : Real Jews! Jews who’ve fought and sweated and sacrificed for the … Read More

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