Monthly Archives: November 2013

“Rock of Ages” and the American Hanukkah

This year (2013) has seen an explosion of American Jewish enthusiasm surrounding the fact that the first day of Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving Day. It’s hardly obvious that this occurrence would be as significant to American Jews as it is, … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Featured musicians from the Iranian documentary No One Knows about Persian Cats

Tuesday’s newspapers (Nov. 12 2013), ran a report about the murder-suicide of some of the musicians we saw in a film I screened in my class at the University of Wyoming, Spring Term 2012. The New York Times headline—front page—was … Continue reading

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Islamic Modesty

Seth Ward ד"ר סט וורד الدوكتور سيث وارد ܫܝܬ ܘܐܪܕ Nov. 7 2013 This memorandum will briefly address Islamic concepts such as modest dress, rules about viewing immodesty, including images of immodesty, modesty of speech, and issues regarding the comingling … Continue reading

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