December 18, 2013 at 2:00 am by noamsienna
(continued from part one here) “Over You Gold Shall Have No Dominion”: Greed, Goodness, and Learning to Grow The Dwarvish love of gold was not necessarily an inherent curse: the Dwarves were lovers of stones and gems, but “they are not evil by nature, and few ever served the Enemy of free will, whatever the […]
December 11, 2013 at 9:03 am by noamsienna
Note: the printed book The Hobbit (1994 edition) is indicated by an italicized title, while Peter Jackson’s 2012 film “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” is referred to with quotation marks. “According to the Nature of the Dwarves”: An Introduction to Dwarves and Jews On my way home from seeing “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” […]
September 5, 2011 at 2:02 am by Jonah Rank
What makes us want to put things back together?
February 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm by Jonah Rank
Hollywood sends Jews an urgent wake-up call, reminding us that, not only do traditional weddings not exactly work in our society, dating is no black-or-white matter either. How can Jewish communities respond to these rising issues?
November 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm by Jonah Rank
Does the world feel broken? Is it too old to fix? How can we keep things fresh in an age of pollution?