December 24, 2013 at 1:00 am by noamsienna
(Continued from parts one and two) “The Bravest Thing He Ever Did”: Valour, Victory, and the Great Battle There is an emphasis throughout Tolkien’s work on what one might call “true heroism,” which comes not from martial victory and certainly not through needless violence, but from the choices we make to conduct ourselves with dignity. […]
March 20, 2013 at 1:04 am by Jonah Rank
Reviewing a few albums that may be just a little too self-absorbed. Paramore’s All We Know Is Falling, and a few discs from the Black Keys.
July 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm by Jonah Rank
The Dark Knight Rises depicts a true period of despair and destruction during the bleary Hebrew month of Av–the beginning of which marked the Aurora shooting.
June 5, 2011 at 4:37 pm by Jonah Rank
An impression of hardcore rap music reveals how much what we say about what we see and hear can hurt each other.
June 5, 2011 at 4:18 pm by Jonah Rank
The sage Shammai and The Lonely Island both teach a lesson for all ages: K.I.S.S.–Keep It Short ‘n’ Simple!
February 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm by Jonah Rank
Hollywood sends Jews an urgent wake-up call, reminding us that, not only do traditional weddings not exactly work in our society, dating is no black-or-white matter either. How can Jewish communities respond to these rising issues?
February 13, 2011 at 5:14 pm by Jonah Rank
Revisiting a lost jewel of the Internet, Jonah examines a song (only available now via Google-able download sites) and its narrator’s place in the culture of Jewish pressure.