December 29, 2013 at 12:00 am by noamsienna
Continued from here, here, and here. “Quite a little fellow in a wide world”: Smallness, Significance, and Finding Balance The Hobbit ends, in some sense, where it began: in Bilbo’s comfortable hole in the Shire. Bilbo, Gandalf, and Balin are enjoying the simple pleasures of a tobacco jar and each other’s company. Hearing of the […]
June 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm by Jonah Rank
Randy Newman is no stranger to being a stranger. Randy, like the Jewish tradition, can’t stress enough how important it is to care for the stranger.
May 21, 2012 at 10:23 am by Jonah Rank
Guided by complementary visions of the afterlife from Paul Simon, the Talmud and an old Jewish joke, Jonah imagines his late grandfather in the afterlife.