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” […]
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?
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 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm by Jonah Rank
One epic song from the 70s imagines humans in fear of foreign entertainment and in fear of technology: humanity in constant fear of the other. Does this teach us about Jewish attitudes towards the non-Jewish world?