Adopting Assisi

“God is beauty.” — St. Francis of Assisi Here’s what I expected to be able to rightfully call my own by the age of 35:…

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Crying Fowl

Amongst the harder Jewish traditions to explain to Jews and non-Jews alike is kaparot. This symbolic “atonement” rite, conducted in preparation for Yom Kippur, involves…

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Busted: Wanda Jackson

Nearly 60 years after its birth, rock and roll remains American music’s most successful illegitimate offspring, with everyone from Bo Diddley and Little Richard to…

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