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  • Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'

     Jordi Savall connects cultures in 'Bal-Kan: Honey and Blood'
    Master of the viol, Jordi Savall is also a master joiner.
  • Harold Ramis: How 'Groundhog Day' is like the Torah

    Harold Ramis: How 'Groundhog Day' is like the Torah
    Harold Ramis, who died Monday at age 69, was responsible for some of the most profound comedies to emerge in the 20th century. So profound that they might actually be like … the Torah? In this video from several years ago — you can watch it...

    Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'

    Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'
    I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...

    Rosh Hashanah dishes are richer with pomegranate, date flavorings

    Rosh Hashanah dishes are richer with pomegranate, date flavorings
    Pomegranates and dates, signature Rosh Hashanah fruits in many households, have been associated with the culture of the Holy Land since biblical times. Both fruits made the Torah's list of the Seven Species; the honey in that list is believed to have...

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?

    Killing chickens to cleanse one's sins: Yea or nay?
    The Orthodox Jewish ritual of kaparot -- in which chickens are ritualistically twirled in the air and slaughtered as a way of transferring a person's sins onto the dead animal -- is still practiced in some corners of Los Angeles. Readers have noticed --...