“Oh, Yehudah Maccabee, how was I to see what you would mean to me?”Read More Yehudah Maccabee (song)
A new, upbeat English Chanukah song!Read More Light a Menorah (song)
וְאַתָּ֤ה בֶן־אָדָם֙ קַח־לְךָ֣ לְבֵנָ֔ה וְנָתַתָּ֥ה אוֹתָ֖הּ לְפָנֶ֑יךָ וְחַקּוֹתָ֥ עָלֶ֛יהָ עִ֖יר אֶת־יְרוּשָׁלִָֽם׃ And you, O mortal, take a brick and put it in front of you, and incise on it a city, Jerusalem. (Ezekiel 4:1, translation from Sefaria) The Hebrew for “brick” is לבנה. That’s how I would have translated it, and that’s how it’s used […]Read More Tile? Shazam!
Ezekiel’s vision through the lense of Rashi.Read More Spread the Word!
Why England owes even its name to the Jews.Read More England’s Hebrew Origins
The surprising origin of the phrase “set a standard.”Read More A Forque in the Road
Identifying ancient modes of transport referenced in Talmudic stories.Read More “Respect” for Rashi