Friday, December 24, 2010

Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah

The Cairo of Genizah
Sacred Treasure: The Cairo Genizah
Friday, December 24
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast

In 1897, Rabbi Solomon Schechter of Cambridge University stepped into the attic of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt and found copies of some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Bible, and other sacred literature. For Beyond 50's "Religion" talks, listen to an interview with Rabbi Mark Glickman. He offers the first accessible, comprehensive account of this astounding treasure trove of documents. The importance of the Genizah's contents rival that of the Rosetta Stone, and by virtue of its sheer mass alone, it will continue to command our attention indefinitely.

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The Reindeer Keeper, Believe Again
(Audio + Video)
In celebration of Christmas, listen to Beyond 50's interview with Barbara Briggs Ward about her heartwarming, fictional story of tapping back into the feelings we felt when truly believing in Santa Claus. "The Reindeer Keeper" goes back to the 1960's, marrying Steve who returned from Vietnam. It is 30 years later and they have been given the gift of an old farmhouse and a barn full of reindeer tended to by an odd little man. As a complement to the interview, Beyond 50 has produced a video book trailer, based on the story.

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The Physics of BasketballThe Physics of Basketball
For Beyond 50's "Sports" talks, listen to an interview with Professor John Fontanella, author of "The Physics of Basketball." You'll learn the fascinating mechanics behind the game. Find out why you ough to put spin on the ball. Get tips on how to improve your free throw and increase your percentage from the charity stripe. You'll even learn how to shatter the backboard, if that's something you've always dreamed of doing.

Sound Symbol To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 206

Season's Greetings from Beyond 50
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We Want to Wish You a Merry Christmas,
Happy Hannukah, and Kwanzaa!

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