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23/07/2022 - 13:43
Much of the news media addressed the Jersey City slaughter from a blame-the-victims angle. Dara Horn, in her new book, People Love...
14/07/2022 - 14:39
Reader: I could not put it down. I still chose to read it slowly, to savor it, take it all in. I must have underlined at least a quarter of...
09/07/2022 - 13:48
At their destination ­– a recently planted forest – the people sat or crouched on a slope dotted with spruce trees. Each tree was still...
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...

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