Tag Archives: 1960s

Let My People Go (Отпусти народ мой) [that they may serve me]!

a grow­ing hag­gadah A new edi­tion of A Grow­ing Hag­gadah (which is still avail­able in its 2005 HTML ver­sion) has been print­ed. If you are inter­est­ed in hav­ing a PDF ver­sion of the text to print and use (in whole or in … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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how much is any life worth?

redeem­ing pris­on­ers The val­ue of פדיון שבויים‎ (Pidy­on Shvuy­im, the redemp­tion of pris­on­ers) is very impor­tant in Jew­ish life. Mai­monides states that it takes prece­dence over sup­port­ing the poor or cloth­ing them… because the prob­lems of the cap­tive include those … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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steve’s song

jews and judaism in amer­i­can elite cul­ture .01 On Sun­day evening, Novem­ber 8, 2009 I attend­ed “Steve Reich Talks about his Jew­ish Music at JMF”. I was a bit sur­prised (after being told to reserve my free tick­ets in advance) that there were … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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swann song

jews and judaism in amer­i­can pop­u­lar cul­ture .01 now, …with har­vey and sheila! There was a time, it feels strange to write this… a gen­er­a­tion ago, when being Jew­ish was very “in”. The thing to be in Amer­i­ca. Amer­i­cans con­tin­ue to, even … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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How did the על חטא (al ḥet) begin?

I don’t know.How­ev­er, I imag­ine it some­thing like this […from the archives (with minor updat­ing)]: Betha­mi knew the way down the nar­row windswept alley­ways of Tiberias blind­fold­ed The lap­ping of the tiny waves of Galilee offered a con­stant guide. She had walked … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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I am my &♥‘s and my &♥ is mine אלול

wel­come to אלול As we begin Elul, the month before Rosh haShan­nah, prepa­ra­tions for the new year start. The Hebrew word אלול is con­sid­ered an acronym for the phrase from the Song of Songs: 6:3a… אני לדודי ודודי לי = … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hiroshima 広島市 Day ☮

The first nuclear weapon “Lit­tle Boy” was dropped on the city of Hiroshi­ma on Mon­day, August 6, 1945. call­ing for nuclear dis­ar­ma­ment then I have a clear mem­o­ry from long ago, some­time around 1959: walk­ing with my fam­i­ly down Hol­ly­wood Boule­vard, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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