Monday, August 3, 2015 Av 18, 5775
Another look at the mythic servant who repeatedly saved the Jewish people
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The golem -- the massive, hulking servant figure who manages to repeatedly save the Jewish people from doom and destruction in any number of tales written in the 19th and early-20th centuries -- has popped up in book form once again in The Golem and the Wondrous Deeds of the Maharal of Prague , the work of Yudl Rosenberg as...
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You've definitely seen his drawings, even if you don't recognize the name right off the bat. You've seen them adorning the opinion pages of The New York Times again and again -- the delicate, fragmented nature of the lines that make up his art, always belying the strength of the political concept or metaphor at its heart. Or you may...
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A lesson in education, against all the odds
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Author Dan Brown was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Cherry Hill, N.J., where he and his family belonged to Temple Beth Sholom. He graduated from Cherry Hill High School West and Midrashah in 1999, moving on to New York University where he studied at its famous film school. During college, he also managed to teach Hebrew school at...
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Rachel Silverman, JE Feature
Your typical book club may attract between five and 10 members, and meet once a month or so. Club gatherings probably take place in a member's living room, where bowls of chips and cheese plates eat up the lion's share of the "programming budget." "One Book, One Jewish Community: Connecting People One Book at a Time" is not this kind...
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Stories with themes
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Several weeks ago, I wrote about David Evanier and categorized him as a writer of high quality who has labored for years in almost complete obscurity. I often think of the writer Lore Segal in the same way, although the cases are not comparable. No one could say that Segal has been as critically ignored as Evanier. In fact, if...
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