Hoarding my mazuzah

SAM SMITH - According to the Washington Jewish Week, "That signature piece of Judaica is a fixture (literally and figuratively) on doorposts almost anywhere there are Jews. But in some isolated communities where the Jewish population is shrinking and scribes are becoming an endangered species, the supply of mezuzot is dwindling as well, and that's … Continue reading Hoarding my mazuzah

Practicing anthropology without a license

Sam Smith {From a speech delivered to the 100th anniversary conference of the Berkeley School of Anthropology] Ever since I got the invitation to speak to you all I have been bragging because to an anthropology BA this is a bit like an ex-con being asked to address a conference of the American Bar Association. … Continue reading Practicing anthropology without a license