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    By Jonathan Kirsch

    January 9, 2013 | 11:15 am

    The making of a memorable book requires the skills of an alchemist. Every author starts with the raw material of his or her own experience and expertise, but it can take a certain secret ingredient — passion, vision, inspiration — to transform the dross into gold. That is a fair...

  • Reviving Biblical blue

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    December 19, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    Blue and white are the traditional colors of the tallit, and, for that reason, the colors of the flag of Israel. And yet the ancient craft of making blue dyes for use in sacred garments was lost to the world for centuries. Just as the Jewish people longed for Zion, they also longed...

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