Monthly Archives: November 2015

On Syed Kashua’s Dancing Arabs and Borrowed Identity

  I teach a course on Middle East and Israel in Film. Often, I read the book on which a film is supposedly based (or the book based on the film). only after I show the film in class. I … Continue reading

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Wyoming High School Graduates

My colleague Paul Flesher posted an interesting map of US. High School Graduates by county, in which Wyoming appears to be the only state with only the top two categories, i.e., no counties fall below 85%. I saw it (for … Continue reading

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Talk on Rabin’s 20th yahrtzeit

This is a talk I gave at the East Denver Orthodox Synagogue on the occasion of the 20th yahrtzeit of Yitzhak Rabin.

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Discussion of the large stone tablets of Deut. 27

Discussion of Deut. 27:1-8, largely based on Moshe Pinchuk’s book Kankanim.The images are my late father Aba Ward; this d’var torah was given earlier this year on the occasion of his yahrtzeit (Elul 16). The first image on the video … Continue reading

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Chichester at 50! Preconcert Talk and program link

A pre-concert talk I gave mostly about Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Paul Ben-Haim’s Kabbalat Shabbat, Nov. 14 2015. Program and words for the concert: https://wordsprograms.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/175247327/

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