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The TORRY AWARDS 2017

The Middle East and Israel in Film course at the University of Wyoming awards the TORRYS at the end of each term the course is taught. The awards memorialize the late Prof. Robert Torry, who taught English at the University … Continue reading

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Middle East and Israel in Film University of Wyoming 2012 Class Awards

In preparation for my 2017 Middle East and Israel in Film class awards, I am posting the list from the 2012 version of the class. This was before these awards were named the “Torrys” in memory of our colleague Robert … Continue reading

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Passover Internet LInks

This is an updated copy of a page I posted at UW several years ago, and reposted on Coffeecups.  I’ve checked and updated the links. Use the search box INSIDE the blog to look for other things I’ve posted about Passover. … Continue reading

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Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Yahrtzeit and Martin Luther King Jr. Day–Jan 16, 2017

    The Jewish world was abuzz when the first day of Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving, as it did a few years ago, or with Christmas as it did this year. In truth though, the alignment of various dates in … Continue reading

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Language, authority, tradition and memory and the themes of the modern Fast of Tevet Seth Ward—EDOS—31 December 2011 ה טבת תשע”ב  

Edited and enhanced January 6 2017    Five Events for the Tenth of Tevet (Parallel to Massechet Taanit regarding 5 events of 17th or Tamuz amd 9th of Av)   The Siege of Jerusalem, The Fast of the Faulty Translation, … Continue reading

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On Translation, the Fasts of Tevet, the “December Dilemma,” and the Hebrew Language

Some thoughts on reviewing an essay I wrote back in 2002 about Asarah b’Tevet Seth Ward I posted this essay two days ago, as I wanted it to be posted before the Tenth of Tevet. I realized later that there … Continue reading

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Postings for Hanukkah

https://wordsprograms.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/hanukkah-booklet/ This is a posting with two versions of a Hanukkah Booklet. The first has two very short essays about dreidels, latkes and doughnuts, and about the “Daughters’ Festival” (עיד אלבנאת –חג הבנותId al-banat, or Chag ha-banot). The second variant … Continue reading

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