Friday , 18 April 2014
  • The Secret History of X & O

    The Secret History of X & O

    An Investigation Into the Religious Roots of the Symbols for Hugs & Kisses // I grew up in a family wary of anything overtly Christian. My father transformed the expression “cross your fingers” into “star your fingers” because, as he used to explain,...

  • James Kugel: Professor of Disbelief

    James Kugel: Professor of Disbelief

    When I was a teenager, there was a legend repeated in the Jewish schools of my hometown. If you somehow manage to get into godless Harvard, don’t go. But if, against your rosh yeshiva and rebbe’s advice, you actually go, whatever you do, don’t take b...

  • Fiction // The Nothing of History

    Fiction // The Nothing of History

    Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Fiction // July was Reva’s month to fall apart. She slept through the alarm and ignored her husband’s attempts to rouse her. She showered sporadically. She added bourbon to her morning coffee. She stopped answering em...

  • A Life in Pictures : Bob Mankoff

    A Life in Pictures : Bob Mankoff

    The Dotted Path to Cartoon Heaven ...