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Street Seders for the Global Climate Crisis

By April 1, 2008

This year, Passover converges with Earth Day. And it does so at a time when the global climate crisis can no longer be ignored, calling for us to take bold action. Taking inspiration from “street theater,” we propose holding “street … Read More

The Bank Teller’s Game

By April 1, 2008

Called by Library Journal “one of the most important writers working today,” Michael Brodsky is very much a writer for an idealized tomorrow. He was born in the Bronx in 1951, and lives in the seclusion nearest to Manhattan, namely … Read More

Sick Enough for Religion

By April 1, 2008

One should note that Joseph often cried. In fact there are no less that eight references in the Torah to him doing so. One who has suffered greatly in bad times will cry easily even in good times. The brothers, … Read More

Epicure on Rye – A Profile of Gary Shteyngart

By April 1, 2008

A compatriot of mine once said of Russian foreign policy that it was a riddle wrapped in an enigma cloaked in a mystery. Gary Shteyngart (himself a product of Russian policy), is an epicure wrapped in a best-selling novelist, cloaked … Read More

Shoah Madness

By April 1, 2008

Translation is not the simple act of looking a word up in a dictionary. Cultural connotation and context are often crucial to understanding a translation that might have a very different meaning from the one intended. Such is the case … Read More

Yiddish Poems by Boris Karloff

By April 1, 2008

Mastermind It seems clear that all is gone, All in all and one by one, Yet pretending it doesn’t matter Greeting with a smile all kind Seems considerably better, Never mind!… The voice grows gray Metallic sound Recalling souls nowhere … Read More

Watercycle

By April 1, 2008

Birth. Soul. Spirit. Death. All cycles of life are overlapped in Gina Grafos‘ life and in work. Raised in a Jewish, evangelical Christian, Greek Orthodox family, Grafos’ perception of belief was left quite askew. Her work now deals with the … Read More

Sick Enough for Religion

By April 1, 2008

One should note that Joseph often cried. In fact there are no less that eight references in the Torah to him doing so. One who has suffered greatly in bad times will cry easily even in good times. The brothers, … Read More