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Shalom, shalom, shalom, shalom: Magic and the protection of women and children

    Shalom, shalom, shalom, shalom: Magic and the protection of women and children The Magic Incantation Bowl of The Mizel Museum of Judaica (Denver, Colorado USA)[1]   Seth Ward —I wrote this in 2002. Looking through my records, it … Continue reading

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On singing pieces by Shelomo Carlebach (1925-1994) or having “Carlebach Services.”

I came across this short essay while clearing and reorganizing my computer. I wrote this some time ago; the time stamp in my computer indicated the most recent revision had been in 2015. There is a reference close to the … Continue reading

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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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