March 28, 2013 at 11:32 am by marleyweiner
I am a Tarantino fan. I love his combination of gratuitous violence with cheeky pop-culture commentary. His work is always complicated and full of layers. Most of all, I love his alternating history WWII epic Inglorious Basterds. I could say that I love it because of its brilliant female heroine, and I do. I could […]
March 21, 2013 at 8:11 am by Jonah Rank
4 questions about Torah and Life of Pi to share at your seder this year.
April 26, 2012 at 9:28 am by Timna Burston
What Orson Scott Card’s “Angles” tells us about a Jewish passion for a homeland.
November 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm by Jonah Rank
Exploring “Chad Gadya” through the lens of “Because the Origami” by 8in8: two songs featuring chains of mishaps resulting in exile.
April 22, 2011 at 11:04 am by Timna Burston
I have always found the following passage, read each year during Passover, rather alarming: “Shfoch Chamatcha Al Hagoyim” meaning, literally, “Pour out your wrath unto the gentiles.” I recently learned that one of the reasons Jews traditionally open their door to let the prophet Elijah in was to make sure that they kept the […]
April 20, 2011 at 11:29 pm by Jonah Rank
How long does it take to break? What happens when we are most brittle?