About Time: How Early Modern European Calendars Changed Jewish Conceptions of Time

A vivid new scholarly book illuminates how the calendars of early modern Europe—playful, alive, and beautifully designed—reflected and transformed Jewish conceptions of time

LeBron Consults Shady Kabbalist Rabbi

In related news, I hate LeBron

Sundown: Obama Turns from The Peace Process

Plus the awesome all-female IDF unit, and more

Sundown: J Street Takes on Solow

Plus a newly uncovered rejection letter, and more in the news

‘Night’ in 60 Seconds

An introduction to Wiesel’s Holocaust masterpiece

Word Play

What the French novelist Georges Perec owed to the kabbalistic tradition

Sundown: Madonna, a Rabbi, and Jesus Walk into a Tomb

Exodus to cable, kosher ovens, and a bar becomes a mitzvah

Madonna Is Over the Borderline

And into Israel, seeing sights, meeting with pols, and bugging a kabbalah macher.

Plane Song

Rabbis and kabbalists take a ‘prayer flight’ over Israel to stop swine flu

Madonna’s First Israeli Column

Has zeal of the sort-of converted

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