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” […]
June 27, 2013 at 6:39 am by LevantineforLiberty
When I went to see “This is the End” last weekend, I expected another typical, racy Judd Apatow movie filled with the same lewd jokes and raunchy humor as all the others…
February 14, 2013 at 8:22 am by Jonah Rank
Donald Fagen releases new neuroses on his latest disc. Have the Jews assimilated enough to his liking?
November 5, 2012 at 4:57 am by Jonah Rank
Weird Al and the Rabbis call to mind images of good and peace that might not jive so well with you.
September 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm by Jonah Rank
Art vs. Torah as outlets: exhibited by Sara Bareilles, Amanda Palmer, and the rabbis.
August 27, 2012 at 12:31 am by Jonah Rank
Accepting our destinies and trying to change them: drawing inspiration and frustration from Weird Al and The Boss. Also: Jewish views on astrology! (Maimonides thought it was dumb.)