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” […]
November 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm by Jonah Rank
Bob Dylan has nothing to say about the President who awarded him, but he asks us to listen elsewhere: to something beyond words.
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.
October 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm by Roni
Standing before the Judge, who is the Law.
May 15, 2012 at 11:13 am by Joshua Mocle
Growing up, Judaism was an ever-present entity in my life. My family went to synagogue every week, hung Israeli flags everywhere, attended all days of every high holiday, danced in a circle on occasion, kept Kosher (only at home near the shiny, renovated Kosher kitchen though), placed Adam Sandler on a pedestal higher than most […]
October 2, 2011 at 2:05 am by Jonah Rank
A cantor on Rosh Hashanah and a soldier in Iraq, standing in fear of devils.