Monthly Archives: March 2020

Corona & The Jews

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Jewish Schools, Pesach Programs Not Always Rushing To Return Money

So Jews who send their children to Jewish schools typically pay $20,000 a year and more. Now that these schools have shut down and are unlikely to re-open until the fall at the earliest, they are not rushing to return … Continue reading

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Aesthetics & Politics

Nick Whitaker: How do you think about aesthetics in political theory? Jonah Bennett: I think aesthetics is one of the more important points in political theory because it’s one of the most immediately legible and visceral. There’s certainly the more … Continue reading

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Not Born Yesterday: The Science of Who We Trust and What We Believe

Here are some highlights from this 2020 book: * Arguing against widespread credulity puts me in the minority. A long line of scholarship— from ancient Greece to twenty- first- century America, from the most progressive to the most reactionary— portrays … Continue reading

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Professor William B. Helmreich Dies From The Corona Virus

In his last year of life, the professor read and enjoyed my 2004 book Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism. When I was getting into Judaism in the 1990s, I read many of his books including “Wake Up, Wake … Continue reading

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