Monthly Archives: April 2017

‘Armenians associated with Amalekites’

From Wikipedia: This ascription of Armenians is seen in the context of indifference, which was widely criticized by the Israeli historian Ya’ir Oron in his book The Banality of Indifference that dealt with the inaction of overall members of the … Continue reading

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David Brooks Marries His Former Researcher Today

Has he formally converted to Christianity yet? Source Source Registry Washington Post: New York Times columnist David Brooks weds his former researcher Anne Snyder Knot, tied: New York Times columnist David Brooks wed Anne Snyder, his former research assistant, on … Continue reading

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Why Would Christians Want Jews Around?

I never knowingly met a Jew until I got to UCLA in 1988. I was 22. The first time my father knowingly met a Jew was when I converted to Judaism. Until I met Jews, Jews and Judaism were not … Continue reading

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The Market for Gedolim: A Tale of Supply and Demand

Chaim Saiman writes: Gadolhood is less about the individual erudition of a given rabbi and more about a social fact, reflecting the experience of a community bound by a concrete conception of Torah, halakha, and rabbinic authority. This sense of … Continue reading

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Jerome Yehuda Gellman: This Was From God: A Contemporary Theology of Torah and History

Opening graphs: Increasingly, well-informed traditional Jews may find themselves distrustful of the reliability of Torah as history because of the conclusions of scholarly research from natural science, history, linguistics, Bible criticism and archaeology. And, they may not be swayed by … Continue reading

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