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Friday, October 20, 2017

Religion

Twenty (Jewish) Questions

13:31 08 March in Politics, Religion
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by Kelley Kidd Monday night, I sat in traffic in a taxi outside the Washington Convention Center as the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) gala (addressed by Benjamin Netanyahu) went on inside. Protest groups shouted out against a potential war in Iran.  My taxi driver,...

Book Review | They Don’t Make Jews Like Jesus Anymore

03:15 05 March in 2012 March-April, Book Review, Issues, Religion, Topics
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By Pamela Eisenbaum Daniel Boyarin, professor of Talmudic Culture at the University of California Berkeley, may be the most influential scholar of ancient Judaism today. He also has wide-ranging interests—theology, religion, cultural studies, literary theory—and because Boyarin’s work is interdisciplinary and he writes in an engaging...

Jewish Word | A Word Fit for a King

02:43 05 March in 2012 March-April, Issues, Jewish Word, Religion, Topics
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By Caitlin Yoshika Kandil Today, “messiah” usually brings to mind a personal savior, the end of time, the Kingdom of Heaven—or Jesus Christ. This grand, contemporary understanding, however, hides the word’s humble origins—and its millennia-long evolution. The word messiah is derived from the Hebrew root mem, shin, chet,...