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Mindblowing Israeli Hip-Hop that Explodes the Hebrew Alphabet

Meet Victoria Hanna, The Israeli Hip-Hop Artist Who’ll Blow Your Mind

By On February 23, 2015

  There’s a video that’s been making the Internet rounds this past week of Israeli vocal artist Victoria Hanna’s strange and captivating new song. In the video for “Aleph-bet (Hosha’ana)”, she’s dressed… Read More


A Fish This Big

By On January 11, 2012

Did the ancient rabbis know about killer whales or the Loch Ness Monster? Probably not–but that didn’t stop them from theorizing about a sea-creature that was almost bigger than the ocean itself. The Leviathan, according… Read More


A Tale of Two Adams

By On October 14, 2011

Not everyone knows this, but the first two chapters of Genesis tell two different stories about the creation of humanity. In his theological masterpiece Lonely Man of Faith, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik constructs two ideal human types… Read More


A Girl’s Best Friend

By On July 13, 2011

What’s the connection between Hasidic Jews and diamonds? History tells us that many Jews, after being prohibited from most professions in medieval Europe, became financiers or diamond merchants. British author Jeanette Winterson, in her acclaimed 1998 novel Gut… Read More