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Lailah, the Angel of Conception, Left Her Mark On Your Face

By On June 30, 2017

You might not know it, but you have a philtrum and everyone who looks at you can see it. The philtrum—that groove we all have above our upper lips—may not be a… Read More

The Ancient Rabbi's Secret Nighttime Diary
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The Ancient Rabbi’s Secret Diary

By On October 29, 2014

Some people fill their diaries with secrets and desires, others with the details of nighttime angel rendezvous.In 1646, such a diary appeared. Titled the Maggid Mesharim, or “Preacher of Righteousness,” the odd and mystical… Read More

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The Magical Ba’al Shem of London

By On November 13, 2013

Rabbi, kabbalist, alchemist, sorcerer. The CV of Rabbi Dr. Hayyim Samuel Jacob Falk, otherwise known as the Ba’al Shem of London, boasts no shortage of extraordinary feats. Born in 1708 somewhere in Europe (sources point to either… Read More

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Nature Boy

By On July 17, 2012

The 1947 song “Nature Boy,” written by eden ahbez, has a long and strange history. A jazz standard, it’s been performed by Nat “King” Cole and Miles Davis, and its lyrics were quoted at… Read More

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Angels Vs. Humans

By On November 16, 2010

  When you think of angels, you might picture people wearing white robes with wings and halos. You’d be right to think that this image is decidedly not Jewish. However, there’s actually… Read More

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Dangerous Angels

By On November 9, 2010

The novel An Occupation of Angels is like an Israeli Da Vinci Code–with angels. Huge, murderous, angry angels. In the book, set during the Cold War, angels like Raphael,Gabriel, and Metatron appear for no apparent reason. They… Read More