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  • Egypt, Islam and Democracy

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2011 | 11:57 am

    The expert on this is Prof. Reuven Firestone, professor of medieval Judaism and Islam and the director of the Edgar F. Magnin School of Graduate Studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles.  Firestone has lived, worked and taught in Cairo.  He speaks... read on

  • Egypt’s Passover

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2011 | 11:10 am

    On Tuesday morning I blogged that the nascent protests seemed different from protests past.  The change seemed to have true momentum behind it, and for the first time in our lifetimes, it looked like the glimmer of the beginning of the dream of a democratic Middle East.

    Now that... read on

  • Egypt Revolution Live [TWITTER FEED]

    By Rob Eshman

    January 28, 2011 | 10:44 am

    CNN is reporting the protesters in Egypt are dancing with the military. "The army and people we are one!" they are singing. If true this is not good for Mubarak, but very good for freedom.

    Keep up with the Egypt protests following this Twitter aggregator.

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  • A life without limbs, a life without limits: Special Report from the World Economic Forum

    by Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

    January 27, 2011 | 3:54 pm

    In this exciting conversation in the snowy Alps, where does a humble man with no arms or legs fit into this conversation about speed, power, innovation, wealth, and the global future?

    Today, I had the great privilege of introducing Nick Vujicic, the founder of Life Without Limbs,... read on

  • From the Ozarks to the Oscars:  Debra Granik of “Winter’s Bone” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 27, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Writer-director Debra Granik is Jewish, upper-middle-class and a New Yorker. So it is all the more remarkable that her thriller, “Winter’s Bone,”(which has received four Oscar nominations, including best picture and adapted screenplay) is so accurate in its depiction of life in... read on

  • Is Egypt Rising?

    By Rob Eshman

    January 26, 2011 | 12:09 pm

    When I was typing the above headline Tuesday morning, I almost wrote, “Is Egypt Falling?” I had been glued to live streams on my computer of protesters in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, as social unrest was sweeping through the Arab world’s largest and most influential... read on

  • Artist shows Barbie’s true colors in “Drown the Dolls” [VIDEO]

    Naomi Pfefferman (Video by Jay Firestone)

    January 24, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    At the recent opening of her exhibition, “Drown the Dolls,” at Koplin Del Rio Gallery in Culver City, Daena Title described the impetus for her paintings of sunken Barbies– who float in shimmering pools with their gold-manes streaming and vacant sex goddess faces unperturbed. ... read on

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