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03/07/2022 - 17:37
The privilege of issuing money is synonymous with economic power. So it should come as little surprise that history is replete with...
28/06/2022 - 13:53
All the worst things we can imagine doing to Earth — nuclear war, climate change, massive pollution, habitat loss and all the rest —...
20/06/2022 - 12:34
Lasker provides a basic introduction to Karaite history and the sect’s fundamental differences from Rabbinic Judaism, as well as their...
15/06/2022 - 11:17
In The Sabbath (1951), Rabbi Abraham Heschel argued that, in Judaism, this day of rest was more than just a pause in the week, it...
10/06/2022 - 16:01
Sustaining that support through this summer, though, will be doubly important as the Ukraine war settles into a kind of “sumo” phase — two...
04/06/2022 - 12:29
The significant new revelations about Pius’ relationship with the Nazi regime contained in “The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII...
29/05/2022 - 11:33
The joke turns, most obviously, on the tension between assimilated Jews and their sectarian counterparts, the same dynamic that inspired...
22/05/2022 - 18:08
How do I love my cats? Let me count the ways. The clean snap of three-year-old Larry’s jaw as he contemplates me with detached curiosity is...
15/05/2022 - 13:56
They watched for smoke coming from chimneys, because that might mean a family had hidden flour and was baking bread. They led away farm...
04/05/2022 - 15:46
Yet despite ample scientific evidence to the contrary, there remains a sizable amount of support for the Flat Earth theory – as well as a...
28/04/2022 - 13:39
But in the Kremlin, this blowback could in fact be seen as a longstanding domestic goal. After all, the conflict’s...
17/04/2022 - 18:08
In each of these cases, nationalism has powered the rise of illiberalism. Illiberal leaders, their parties, and their allies have harnessed...

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