The Oneness of Being: A Review of Caravan of Souls 

In the late 19th century, the Chicago World’s Fair was held as a celebration of the technological achievements of the West, which enabled it to dominate the globe. Nearby, the first Parliament of the World’s Religions was held, which resulted in the largest gathering in history of the representatives of the world religions. The event provided a unique opportunity...

Canakkale, 1911

An expert from the new novel, His Hundred Years, A Tale by Shalach Manot.

“Shirts! Shirts!”
The boy was standing in front of the mosque just down the street from his family’s house.Would you call it a street? It was dirt, it was never paved or stone, but as the men came out of the mosque, the boy sang out...

In All Her Darkness

who ever loved the world in all her darkness

or desired that black lamp for her own light

cowards all who give up the chase in the night

or shrink from the struggle with her velvet mantle

bed me now in the warm flesh of the earth...

I Am This Stone

I am this stone

that rises from red dust

and gathers the four winds.

This stone is a sleeping eye

that awakens to hold, in image,

the burned glow...

A Close Reading of Prayer

If it is a river

then it has cut and healed

following the same law of gravity

has swallowed babies' whole time

kissing the eyelids

of every innocent beginning...

For Love of the Music: A Review of Matisyahu’s Live at Stubb’s, Vol. III

Ten years after the release of his breakthrough album, Live at Stubb’s (which reached #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart), Matisyahu has again returned to the well-known Texas venue to record Live at Stubb’s, Vol. III. The result is a picture of artistic evolution, filled with the kind of...