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Discover Mindful Jewish Meditation

The benefits of Jewish meditation are accessible to every type of Jew through acts of Jewish piety. People tend to think that the Orthodox and Hasidic Jews are really pious, the Conservative Jews less so, and the Reform and Reconstructionist even less. Not so. Piety is individual. You decide how pious you wish to be. […]

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New York Times Merges With Tzvee’s Talmudic Blog

The New York Times announced that it has merged with Tzvee’s Talmudic Blog to form “The New York Times Talmudic Blog.” The Times was already known as a premier Jewish newspaper in the city with high visibility Jewish editorial writers like Tom Friedman, Roger Cohen and Paul Krugman and Israeli news bureau chief Jodi Rudroren. […]

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What is Kaddish?

We are saying Kaddish for our dad this year. Some writers have responded to their year of saying Kaddish by writing books about it. Four good ones are shown above. We published a popular book about prayer a in July 2011, so we don’t feel the need to go ahead and write another one about […]

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Variant Readings of a Bruno Mars Marry You Lyric

We like the popular music of Bruno Mars. It is mostly happy and upbeat. Even the unrequited love theme in “Grenade” comes out as a positive lyric in some strange ways. The blog Jewlicious recently pointed us to a music video that wonderfully draws on a Bruno Mars song, “Marry You.” Dancing Jews, um, Juice: […]

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The Haggadah as an American Best Seller

So we do not really care about what is inside of the New American Haggadah by Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander and two other popular writers. The watershed event of this Passover season was the appearance of a Haggadah in the top 100 best sellers at Amazon.com - today at # 39 and 34 […]

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