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The one custom for celebrating Shavuot is to stay up all night and study Jewish texts. But will we continue celebrating the printed word as more and more of what we read is electronic?

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About Time: How Early Modern European Calendars Changed Jewish Conceptions of Time

A vivid new scholarly book illuminates how the calendars of early modern Europe—playful, alive, and beautifully designed—reflected and transformed Jewish conceptions of time

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Sundown: Has Obama Lost Mideast Cred?

Plus the real problem with Palin, and more

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On the Bookshelf

Spinning Yarns: storytelling from the Talmud to Lemony Snicket