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BRUCE, LEVITICUS, AND BROKEN HOMES

What the Bible has on Springsteen when it comes to toxic domestic spaces by Stephen Hazan Arnoff   What’s missing from much of Bruce Springsteen’s recorded work today, and what makes his older work so compelling, can be found in spades in Leviticus 14. Both the Bible and the Boss...

PURIFICATION RITES

What cleaning our homes is really all about By Elissa Strauss         I like housework and I find it satisfying. I get a frisson of joy from fluffing my pillows, or watching the bottom of the bathtub gleam like a pearl. Making the bed is a more...

PRIESTLY SUBTEXTS

An actor explores how to announce a plague, or its purge By Zvi Sahar And he that owneth the house shall come and tell the priest, saying, It seemeth to me there is as it were a plague in the house. Leviticus 14:35   Our most secure and safe place is...

THE HEALING OF THE HOUSE

A dialogue with Leviticus 14, Verses 33 to 53 By Ruby Namdar               Leviticus: And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, When ye be come into the land of Canaan, which I give to you for a possession, and I put the...

VIDEO SHORTS

LABA fellows Anita Glesta and Zvi Sahar respond to the wild in these video shorts


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