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Dragons, Robots, and Golems

By On June 30, 2011

The best Jewish stories have always been the supernatural ones. The Red Sea splitting open; Saul’s visit to the Witch of Endor; medieval tales about golems. The new collection People of the Book embraces the Jewish… Read More


Rabbi Eleazar and the Prostitute

By On October 5, 2010

In Judaism, no matter how badly we behave, we can always get a second (or third, or fourth) chance. For example, one Talmudic legend describes a man named Eleazar ben Durdia, who… Read More