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Is Kabbalah Mysticism? Continuing the Debate

Is Kabbalah Mysticism?  Continuing the Debate
By March 1, 2008

Is Kabbala Mysticism? Another View by Shaul Magid I In a provocative essay “Jewish Mysticism in the University: Academic Study or Theological Practice?” (Zeek December, 2007) Boaz Huss raises a series of questions that should challenge academics and non-academics alike … Read More

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(De)Programming the Middle East: A Conversation with Jamal Dajani

(De)Programming the Middle East: A Conversation with Jamal Dajani
By March 1, 2008

If you haven’t seen it before, Mosaic will change the way you think about the Middle East. A thirty-minute daily news report aggregating content from the region’s major television news outlets, this seven-year old program airing on Link TV has … Read More

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The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love

The Blues, Prayer, and Unrequited Love
By March 1, 2008

“The Blues ain’t about making yourself feel better,” said Bleeding Gums Murphy to Lisa Simpson, “it’s about making other people feel worse.” Sing on, Bleeding Gums! From beyond the grave! Teach us what we need to know about prayer. Prayer. … Read More

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Ruth Wisse’s Sermon

Ruth Wisse’s Sermon
By March 1, 2008

Reviewed: Ruth R. Wisse, Jews and Power Schocken, 2007. Jews have a long and intriguing tradition of tracing the roots of Jewish powerlessness to Judaism itself. In a well-known aside in his Theological-Political Treatise, the philosopher and Jewish apostate suggested … Read More

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A Present from Dad

A Present from Dad
By March 1, 2008

The fatigue and failings of the protagonist in this month’s story reveal author Boaz Izraeli’s exacting eye for the details of contemporary Israeli society. One of the pleasures of reading today’s Hebrew literature is the discovery that an earthy, profound … Read More

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Earth and Sky

Earth and Sky
By March 1, 2008

Earth and Sky, by Joe Gallo More cover art: Julia Blaukopf, Rainy Sign Martin Weinstein, Teresa #18 Danielle Green, It’s Thrilling Julie Paschkis,The Reader Abshalom Jac Lahav,Karl Mark Robin Ross, Blue During Blues Susan Dee, How Deep is the Ocean … Read More

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A Sephardic Answer to Modern Jewish Identity

A Sephardic Answer to Modern Jewish Identity
By March 1, 2008

Sephardim are not new to America: the US’ oldest congregation is the Sephardic Shearith Israel While no one can estimate the exact number of Sephardic Jews in the United States, the number is thought to be close to 150,000. Some … Read More

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Between

Between
By March 1, 2008

This poem was originally published in April, 2007, in the Spring/Summer 2007 print edition of Zeek. Our print edition features original articles, essays, poems, and art, much of which never makes it to the online edition. To subscribe, visit www.zeek.net/buy … Read More

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