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 […]
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?
August 15, 2011 at 9:47 pm by smilingsara
I just finished reading The Help the other day (in advance of the movie coming out in theaters, of course!) and couldn’t help but think about the competing ideas in the book. On one hand, Skeeter wanted to achieve tikkun olam, or repairing the world by getting people in her area to read, think, and […]
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?