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New Gleanings from an Old Book Readings New Gleanings from an Old Book This summer in Alon Shevut, a community in the Etzion Bloc, south of Jerusalem, Lent will once again meet Mardi Gras.
Fanny and Hilde Reviews Fanny and HildeLocked If Court Jews provided economic services, the salon women provided cultural ones that were rarely available to rulers and other nobles in the stuffy environs of aristocratic society.
Tested Loyalties Reviews Tested LoyaltiesLocked What if a national leader chooses to bring disgrace on his family rather than compromise his political beliefs?
An Al Schwimmer Production The Arts An Al Schwimmer Production When the ancient Spartans sought to aid a friendly state in distress, they did not send troops or arms or money.

The Last Word

I’ve wondered on and off over the years just how this Jewish legend ended up on Bogart’s lips. As far as I know, there is no Christian version of this just-so “fairy story” of how the baby got its philtrum—which is the name of that little, centered hollow we all have above our lips.

From How the Baby Got Its Philtrum by Abraham Socher | Summer 2015

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When the ancient Spartans sought to aid a friendly state in distress, they did not send troops or arms or money. Instead they dispatched one man.

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