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Innocence & Experience Part Two

William Blake wrote two series of poems, Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience, and one character appears in both; The Chimney-Sweeper. The poet focuses on one of the great ills of late-eighteenth-century London life; the use of young boys and girls, aged between four...

Innocence & Experience Part One

The Talmud describes the Children of Israel as hesitant to establish Hallel as an official part of our liturgy as long as Micha's idol remained standing.  The most common explanation is that people did not want to sing the verse, "Their worshippers should be like...