Monthly Archives: August 2006

Fisherman

Andy Alpern, Fisherman Andy Alpern is a photographer, peace activist, and mentsh who lives in Amirim, a small moshav outside of Tsfat in the north of Israel. He’s known for his panoramic shots of famous and not-so-famous places in Israel. … Read More

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Spirituality in a Time of Seriousness: Levels and Religion

1. Baking a Cake for Israel One of my favorite Onion articles came two weeks after September 11. The satirical newspaper had begun in a more innocent time, the frivolity and possibility of which seem hard to remember now: the … Read More

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Portfolio: Nava Lubelski

I met Nava Lubelski on an artist’s retreat in Johnson, Vermont, at the first supper of the retreat. Over fresh baked bread, we talked about our work, and, as there often is in non-Jewish circles, there was curiosity about the … Read More

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Don Flamenco’s Finest Round

Drew looked me up and down. He said, “Tell me I can’t rip your head off.” I didn’t say anything. He made fists and opened his hands. His head only came to my chin, but he had a thin brown … Read More

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Now the beautiful boys …

Now the beautiful boys are no longer. A man in a plastic orange cloak has piled empty soft drinks cans on a black sheet. Sand whirls, carried on the wind’s wings. The gray of the sea dissipates in the mist, … Read More

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Tisha B’Av

I wake up in a Bushwick loft on Tisha B’Av          the safe                 looks at me with its one notched and numbered eye winking: remember the lifetimes before you, child. Factory, storehouse, temple. I wake up in Brooklyn mourning          … Read More

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Fisherman

Andy Alpern, Fisherman Andy Alpern is a photographer, peace activist, and mentsh who lives in Amirim, a small moshav outside of Tsfat in the north of Israel. He’s known for his panoramic shots of famous and not-so-famous places in Israel. … Read More

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