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  Bubbe Wisdom - Unraveling the threads of life. A blog by Louise Silk.
KY3C_Aleppo_Codex.jpg The Jewish Crown Jewel by LouiseSilk
Reading “A High Holy Whodunit” in the NYTimes last week brought me to the book The Aleppo Codex that tells in detail the whole megillah of the history of the most authoritative manuscript of the He...
GSN5_You_Can_t_Come_To_See_Us.jpg A Done Deal by LouiseSilk
This weekend, PBS showed their film, "The Barnes Collection" , the story of the collection’s move to its newly constructed building on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. The film shares...
Rabbi Shapiro Mazel Tov and Yasher Koah to the Daf Yomi by LouiseSilk
This day, the 13 th of Av , over 90,000 Jews are gathering at the Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey for a worldwide celebration of Torah study. They are celebrating the completion of ...
A1XX_Ken_Ruzic.jpg Read This Book: Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History by Florence Williams by LouiseSilk
"Funbags. Boobsters. Chumawumbas. Dingle bobbers. Dairy pillows. Jellybonkers. Nim nums." begins Florence William's cheeky but serious "Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History." As a society, we l...
Allen Johnson in Vanity Fair Olympics 2012 by LouiseSilk
Some interesting slants: A Vanity Fair portfolio of the human body: Olympiad XXVIII: A Special Portfolio of 55 Athletes The rise of the female Arab athlete : Brigitte and Marian Lacombe and her sis...
FS77_Sally_Ride_On_The_Challenger_Flight_Deck.jpg Science Is For Women Too by LouiseSilk
“As the first American woman to travel into space, Sally was a national hero and powerful role model. She inspired generations of young girls to reach for the stars and later fought tirelessly to h...
691K_Richie_Rich_Romney.jpg Romney? by LouiseSilk
"He's a hidden man, so one of the turning points in this campaign is when he comes out and if he can come out. I don't know why they're waiting so long." David Brooks Romney and Obama are going aft...
Layla Ali On the Mindless Menace of Violence by LouiseSilk
Speech By Robert Kennedy day April 5, 1968, one day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered at the City Club of Cleveland, Ohio Too often, we honor swagger and bluster and the ...
31JI_olympic_uniform.jpg Shame On You, Ralph Lauren by LouiseSilk
“For more than 45 years Ralph Lauren has built a brand that embodies the best of American quality and design rooted in the rich heritage of our country. We are honored to continue our longstanding ...
CHE4_marina_abramovic.jpg State of Mind by LouiseSilk
The Mythical proportions of artist, Marina Abramovic: If you have HBO you can live stream her new documentary The Artist is Present that shows the behind-the-scenes creation of her retrospective at...