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Jewish Geography Project: Lekh Lekha

Posted by: erika on: October 10, 2013

And the Lord said to Abram, “Go forth from your land and from your birthplace and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you.                       א. וַיֹּאמֶר יְהֹוָה אֶל אַבְרָם לֶךְ לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ: Go forth: Heb. לֶךְ לְךָ, lit. go to you, for your […]

Jewish Geography Project: Noah

Posted by: erika on: October 4, 2013

“…so that in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the mountains of Ararat.” Bere’shit 8:4 “In Syrian tradition, as well as in Quranic tradition, the specific summit of the “Mountains of Ararat” where Noah’s ark landed is identified as Mount Judi in what is today Şırnak Province, Southeastern Anatolia Region, Turkey. In the Armenian tradition and Western Christianity, […]

Jewish Geography Project: Bereshit

Posted by: erika on: October 3, 2013

Last June I started the Jewish Geography Project and it sort of fizzled away. This year, I am committed to working on it and, well, damn I’m already a parasha (Torah portion) behind. I realized, going back, that I forgot a few key identifiers in the first go around so decided to start fresh with […]

The Jewish Geography Project Round Two

Posted by: erika on: July 2, 2012

Welcome back to The Jewish Geography Project! The past few weeks has been pretty amazing. I wrote articles for two prominent Jewish online publications and interviewed with two international media outlets. I’ve been talking about race, racism and the Jewish people and try as I might, I sometimes give into the temptation and read the […]

The Jewish Geography Project

Posted by: erika on: June 21, 2012

Not the kind you’re thinking of.  Real geography.  Go take out a map of the world and a copy of the Tanakh and let’s play! Each week I’m going to go through the Tanakh, page by page until I come to a land mass, mention of a land, or mention of a geographical feature.  I’ll […]


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