Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Judaism Tag

Hebrew Bible

Book Review | The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary, 3 vols. by Robert Alter

23:06 19 December in 2018 November-December, Arts & Culture, Featured
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The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary, 3 vols. by Robert Alter W. W. Norton 2018, 3500 pp, $125 [divider] When I first learned that Robert Alter had completed the task of singlehandedly translating the entire Bible, a project he commenced around 1995, my mind went to Lawrence of Arabia....

Omar Meets Omer

21:42 04 April in Latest
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Today, there's more proof that The Wire--the obscure HBO series about Baltimore's drug dealers, cops, newspaper reporters that one day will get a lot of attention, mark my words, maybe even be called the greatest television series of its time (though some of us will...

The Kosher Higgs Boson

11:25 12 July in Culture, Latest, topics
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by Daniela Enriquez Last week, on the Fourth of July, while most Americans were celebrating their Independence Day, scientists working at CERN (the European Center for Nuclear Research) finally discovered the Higgs Boson, also known as “the God particle.” The entire scientific world celebrated the announcement,...

The Three-Hour Diet

15:24 10 July in Culture, Latest
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by Rebecca Borison Thanksgiving never really manages to excite me. Yes, it’s nice to be with family, but the whole feast aspect just isn’t that novel. I have that at least twice a week. It’s called Shabbat. Judaism is deeply rooted in its attachment to the culinary...