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That’s End-Gaining!

In some ways, Alexander Technique seems cultish. The way some Alexandroids talk about F.M. Alexander, for example, is indistinguishable from the way Scientologists talk about L. Ron Hubbard. There’s a lot of closed-loop thinking in the Alexander world where the … Continue reading

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The Role Of Midrash In Orthodox Jewish Education

I heard a talk decrying the use of midrash as a literature co-extensive with the Bible. Midrash is not so much scriptural interpretation as homiletics (inspiring stories), said the Orthodox rabbi, citing Maimonides. When we treat midrash as equal to … Continue reading

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