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26/09/2019 - 12:04
Another 1,500 years later – today – Zoroastrianism is a dying faith, its sacred flames tended by ever fewer worshippers. We take it for...
19/09/2019 - 16:41
I didn’t know other interfaith Jews growing up, so the first ones I met were through books. Specifically, Margaret in Are You There...
12/09/2019 - 11:22
Inside the bubble-wrapped envelope was a photograph of Soros, marked with a red "X". Alongside it, a six-inch plastic pipe, a small clock,...
05/09/2019 - 12:15
And as Germany goes, so goes Europe. For millennia, following the destruction of the Second Temple and the beginning of the diaspora,...
31/08/2019 - 12:53
In the early years of the aids epidemic, there were all kinds of theories about what was causing it: toxicity from drug use...
25/08/2019 - 12:56
A lapsed Catholic with an interest in many religions, Borges (1899-1986) was particularly fascinated by Judaism, especially Kabbalah, and...
20/08/2019 - 12:20
It’s not a wholly false perception, but the notion of China as a fortress state, impervious to foreign influence, is something of a...
13/08/2019 - 20:06
In each case, civil resistance by ordinary members of the public trumped the political elite to achieve radical change. There are, of...
07/08/2019 - 12:17
Did you authorize the changes that were made to the Russian translation of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century”? I authorized some changes...
02/08/2019 - 13:14
There are few corners of scientific progress that are not tainted at some point in their history by immoral or unethical behaviour. Physics...
27/07/2019 - 12:01
This became clear to Franz when his teachers in Berlin cast stealthily malicious glances at him when Jewish characters — such as Shylock in...
20/07/2019 - 13:06
Gould reckoned that if time was rewound, then evolution would drive life down a completely different path and humans would never re-evolve...

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