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  • Israel’s Burning Man festival gets go-ahead

    May 18, 2015 | 1:31 pm

    Beersheba police must allow the Israeli version of the Burning Man festival to take place, an Israeli court ruled.

    The Beersheba Magistrate’s Court on Monday ordered police to provide a permit for Midburn, as the event in the Negev Desert is known, but laid out rules about...

  • High On Love

    By Tamara Shayne Kagel

    September 13, 2011 | 11:25 am

    I recently returned from the Burning Man Festival in Black Rock City, Nevada (actually I’ve been back over a week but it’s taken that long to remove the dust from my body).  It’s an art festival in the middle of the desert and I went for the first time as part of my month long...

  • Heilman’s Week in Review: Weiner, Burning man, Syria revelations

    June 17, 2011 | 3:26 pm

    Why Weiner was different: In his story this week on the resignation of the congressman from New York, JTA’s Ron Kampeas asked top Democratic leaders what made Anthony Weiner’s transgressions more resignation-worthy than those of Bill Clinton or Sen. David Vitter, the Virgina...

  • Amid hedonistic indulgence, Jews search for meaning at Burning Man

    September 10, 2009 | 6:04 pm

    At first they came slowly, perhaps a half-dozen sitting cross-legged in a circle waiting for Kabbalat Shabbat services to begin.

    But as the sun dipped below the mountains marking the western edge of Black Rock City, and as the Sabbath melodies wafted across the desert, the crowd...

  • Burning Man’s hot Shabbat on the Playa

    By Scott Einbinder

    November 30, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Now I can imagine how the Jews felt wandering the desert thousands of years ago.

    Labor Day weekend, I went on a pilgrimage, with my girlfriend, Sue Ellen, to a vast, very dry, very dusty and, as it was the end of the summer, sizzling hot lake bed on the outskirts of Black Rock,...