“B’shem HaShem, elokey Yisrael, Mi’ymini Michael u’mi’smoli Gavriel, U’milfanay Uriel u’me’achoray Refael. V’al roshi Shchinat El. In the name of God, the God of Israel: To my right is Michael and to my left is Gabriel. Before me Uriel and behind me Refael. And above me: the all encompassing presence of God.” This classic
There were no photographs taken of me during that time. I did not write in my journal. The space between the end of 2002 and the beginning of 2004 on my resume is a silent white space. During the final minutes of 2002, as the clock ticked forward to 2003, I looked up at the
From North Korea to Ancient Rome, in their pantheons and monuments, most nations of the world depict the leader, emperor, or caesar as a visionary man (alas, seldom a woman) with his eyes fiercely set into the future, often with a pointed finger (or better yet a sword) leading the way forth. This artistic motif
The overlap between Hip-Hop and Judaism may be surprising but considering the furnace from which the two cultures were forged, perhaps not.