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Menachem Wecker

Menachem Wecker writes for RNS.

Blog Posts by Menachem Wecker

Posted by Menachem Wecker 26 weeks 16 hours ago
From Julie Andrews’ performance as Maria in the 1965 film “The Sound of Music” to Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Sister Aloysius Beauvier in “Doubt” (2008), many Hollywood actresses are particularly...
Posted by Menachem Wecker 34 weeks 12 hours ago
The notion of God as an artist is hardly new. In the Middle Ages, the concept of a divine artist, or architect, was often invoked. The biblical artists Bezalel and Oholiab are described as being “...
Posted by Menachem Wecker 34 weeks 6 days ago
He’s born poor. By age 6, he’s an orphan. Two years later, he loses his grandfather. Yet he overcomes his circumstances, develops a reputation for business integrity and progressive views on marriage...
Posted by Menachem Wecker 41 weeks 3 days ago
The soundtrack for a lot of Orthodox Jews this Fourth of July will be the mute button.As music gallantly streams at barbecues and fireworks displays across the nation, many Orthodox Jews will silence...