Carob Trees, the Daf Yomi, and Bedoiuns

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Carob Tree

Reaching for carob is a matter of taste. Courtesy of Thinkstock/









April 30, 2013: Go beard or go home! Before (some) shave their Lag B’Omer beards, we have a fun fable from the Forward about those elusive 49 days of counting the Omer. We’ve also prepared some lessons from the Talmud, and found a fascinating profile of a Bedouin officer in the IDF. Enjoy the sunshine, everyone!

Care about carob? Some background on carob trees, Lag B’Omer, and the distance between Passover and Shavuot.

Israel is the 2nd most educated country in the world — Mazel Tov!

Learning to live in the moment in this week’s Daf Yomi. Adam Kirsch of Tablet explains.

Jews with Beards: “Go Beard or Go Home.”

An intersting profile with the “Bedouin Gatekeeper,” Israel’s highest ranking Muslim in the military in Al-Arabiya.



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About the Author:

Sarah Zaides is a PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Washington. She holds the Charlotte W. Newcombe Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, was previously the Stroum and Althea Stroum Graduate Fellow and the Titus Ellison Fellow from the Jackson School of International Studies, and has been a recipient of fellowships from the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Vidal Sassoon Center, and the US Department of State. She is currently at work on a dissertation titled "Tevye’s Ottoman Daughter: Sephardi and Ashkenazi Jewries in the Shatterzones of Empire 1882-1923," which follows the saga of Russian Jews in Constantinople and Western Anatolia on the eve of Turkish and Soviet statehood. When Sarah isn't writing her dissertation, you can find her chasing vitamin D or working toward her life goal of being able to play (at least) the first movement of each of Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.

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