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When Messiah Is an Afterthought

The Talmud’s pragmatism and wonder meet in a technical problem about the height of a boundary line

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Passover’s Perennial No-Show

At the Seder, we open the door for Elijah. As a child, I thought he’d actually appear. Then I grew up, and anticipation faded into resignation.

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Spirited Away

A haftorah of messiahs and mindfulness

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The First Zionist

Nextbook Press author claims it’s poet Yehuda Halevi

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Sundown: Fiction Stranger than Truth

No church in school, Yemenite Jews, and an Israeli Robin Hood

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Vision of Unity

An activist poet explores the religious side of social justice