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 […]
May 23, 2013 at 12:30 am by Roni
What does Iron Man 3 teach us about the nature of human beings? Biology, technology or something else?
May 20, 2013 at 1:39 pm by Timna Burston
Gabriella Spitzer is a New-York based visual artist and member of the board of Jewish Eyes on the Arts. In the May 19 Salon, Gabriella presented a painting based on writing having to do with Mikvah, spiritual bathing rituals, in this case created for the purpose of gender transition. Practically leaping out of her graduation […]
November 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm by Roni
Every day we remember that ‘God was in this place’, and our reaction is giving thanks.
Phil’s great problem–each moment of waking up is not a new day but the same day again.
July 4, 2012 at 11:02 am by Jonah Rank
Trying to make sense out of God’s work, in Pixar’s latest short, La Luna.
March 29, 2012 at 6:13 pm by Jonah Rank
The rock opera Next to Normal is all about living on the edge. Living on the edge of normal. Living on the edge of comfort. Living on the edge of stability. Τhe show breathes life into a peculiar teaching attributed to Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav: The world is a very narrow bridge, but the essence […]
December 13, 2011 at 1:20 am by Jonah Rank
The Muppets, recently accused of promoting communism, is a film that, more accurately, teaches about responsibility and identity. The Muppets’ understanding of identity has a lot to teach us about the breadth of Jewish community–and all communities.