Posts tagged Judaism

Shalom, Arizona!

This morning the Tucson-based weekly Arizona Jewish Post newspaper published a lovely Paradise Lust review/interview.  Readers of this blog (hi Mom!) may be familiar with this publication, as my very own Jewish mother is in fact an Assistant Editor there, which the paper very professionally discloses. And as I mention in the piece, I’ve been pleasantly… More →

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In which I explain to a very kind rabbi why there are no Jews in the book

Rabbi Sam Cohon of Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona, kindly brought me on his radio show “Too Jewish,” to discuss Paradise Lust, Eden-seeking, and what it all means, anyway. On air in AZ this weekend, now podcasted!

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Real Blood; Fake Myth

Watch this video, and tell me if you think it’s anti-Semitic. Seven Jewish Children Go ahead, I’ll wait. When I started to hear whispers of outrage about brilliant British playwright Caryl Churchill’s new work Seven Jewish Children, I was impressed. It’s not every day that a playwright crosses the blood-brain barrier between the arts and… More →

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Swine flu: Epidem-mythology

The only thing that spreads faster than new viruses are tall tales about those viruses: lack of knowledge and abundance of fear make for perfect myth-breeding conditions.  (Exhibit A: AIDS.)  This is especially true with animal-origin diseases, which echo ancient prohibitions against intimate animal-human contact. (The cause of 1976 cases of human swine flu at… More →

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Late-Breaking Passover Edition

So the Mythographer arrived too late on the Passover scene to really ham it up, but thankfully other smarter heads than I have been busy unpacking beloved Biblical stories…and in a way which perfectly illustrates the mission of MM. First comes Bruce Feiler, author of Walking the Bible, an earnestly noncommittal (and bestselling) account of… More →

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