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Mar 2, 2016, 7:33 PM
A Nation of Don Quixotes: Life, Art, and the Mishkan
Parashat Vayakhel, with its gold and wood and lapis lazuli, its rings and pegs and linen and masonry, is for many of us difficult to read. And yet it marks an unsung milestone in the story of the Jewish...
Dec 29, 2015, 2:16 PM
Man, Nation, and a Single Syllable
The book of Bereshit makes the small great; the book of Shemot makes the great small again. Bereshit introduced us to the human spirit and allowed us to fall in love with it – this miraculous soul which, despite...
Dec 24, 2015, 11:21 AM
Less “Dialogue,” More Conversation
It was only upon my first arrival in Jerusalem, that ultimate melting-pot and testing-ground of Jewish life, that I noticed I had spent my entire life speaking in a dialect – the unique, genteel, carefully bland English of the...
Dec 15, 2015, 4:14 PM
Reflections on a Chanukah Aliyah
In the cold, rainy final days of Kislev, when the the husks of pomegranates shrivel on the trees and the sun burnishes the grey sky into silver, I arrived in Israel: another immigrant, four generations after my great-grandparents immigrated...
Sarah Marx is a writer, student, and olah chadasha. A recent graduate of St. John's College and the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, she now lives and works in Jerusalem.