Middle-Earth Midrash (part 3)

December 24, 2013 at 1:00 am by

(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. […]

Punk Rock Moses: How a Raucous Musical Community Helped Me Rebuild My Faith

May 15, 2012 at 11:13 am by

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 […]