The Function of Discontent

Happiness, in one form or another, seems to be a common goal that most of us would like to attain. We often behave as though we might…

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Unhappy about all that matzah this week? Good! This article explains why complete happiness is impossible to sustain, and why a little bit of unhappiness actually helps us.

Stephen Colbert and the Goals of Jewish Education

By Dr. Ziva Hassenfeld and Dr. Jonah Hassenfeld It’s not every night Stephen Colbert talks Tanakh. Last week, in a somewhat unusual interview, Rose McGowan brought up the biblical story of Jonah to explain her distaste for organized religion. “There was a dude in a whale’s stomach that talked for three days or so. Then […]

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Postdigital Art

Postdigital art addresses the humanization of digital technologies through interplay between digital, biological, cultural, and spiritual systems, cyberspace and real space, embodied media and mixed reality in social and physical communication, high tech and high touch experiences, visual, haptic, auditory, and kinesthetic media experiences, roots and globalization,narrative art, blogart, wikiart, and artworks created with alternative media through participation, interaction, and collaboration.

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A Shared Debt: The Correspondence of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem –

The lives of Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem were variations on the same fate. Two of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century, they were born less than 10 years apart—Scholem in 1897, Arendt in 1906—to highly assimilated German Jewish families. Both would end up fleeing the collapse o

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