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Jewish podcasts: “From Israelite to Jew” by Michael Satlow

November 26, 2012


via I enthusiastically recommend Brown University Judaic Studies professor Michael Satlow’s series of 23 half hour long free podcasts “From Israelite to Jew,” a secular academic college level history of the Second Temple period on iTunes.

Jewish books: Kin by Dror Burstein

November 20, 2012


“Kinship is a central theme in Israeli writer Dror Burstein’s novel Kin, which is published today in Dalya Bilu’s English translation by Dalkey Archive Press. The book portrays the inner life of Yoel, a senior citizen, widower, and adoptive father who decides to find his adult son Emile’s biological parents and reunite him with them.” […]

Voting in NYC: find your post-Sandy polling place

November 5, 2012


To summarize, verify the location of your polling place before heading out to vote. Vote Here sign Tomorrow is election day. Most years most voters in the City of New York know where their polling place is located; the Board of Elections usually does a good job of notifying voters where to vote well […]