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Painting Your Fingernails With Plagues

By On April 11, 2014

When recounting the story of the ten plagues at the seder table, you may have found that dipping a pinkie finger in wine is just not realistic enough. Wine is kind of reminiscent of… Read More


Meet Talmudic Environmentalist Honi the Circle-Maker

By On February 8, 2012

The Talmudic fable of Honi the Circle-Maker isn’t the only lesson on environmentalism from traditional Jewish sources, but it’s an especially fascinating–and especially strange–story. Honi, a first-century miracle-worker, had a foolproof way for making rain:… Read More


Midrash Manicures

By On August 26, 2011

Once, a man demanded that Rabbi Hillel teach him the entire Torah while standing on one foot. Rabbi Yael Buechler, a 25-year-old recent graduate of the Jewish Theological Seminary, has started a blog that takes that… Read More