There were people that were literally willing to lay down their lives for culture.
“The best way to put it is that I haven’t read the Torah in 49 years but I care deeply about lox and bagels.”
“If you could imagine a divine version of yourself, that’s how you think of God.”
Although her university turned down the idea, friends she met on Birthright Israel enthusiastically said “yes” —and helped her start an organization.
Ivo van Hove adapted Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead” for the stage. “I tried to bring onstage the ambivalence of this work,” he says.
“The film seems to me Jewish in a social sense, in terms of the Jewish outsider, which is certainly the way Mike Nichols viewed himself.”
What did Benjamin Netanyahu say when he met Fran Drescher? “Sara, I think we found our new nanny.”
That’s a strain of negotiation that I like about Judaism; you’re in conversation with God all the time.
The conception of a great idea would cause the thrill, and then he would take his time, sometime years, in polishing it and executing it
Scholars knew that the Latin root for this word was indicere, from dicere, which means “to say.” The English word dictate is a close relative
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