Saturday, March 23, 2019

Author: Moment

The Isaiah Scroll

Editing the Editor

15:31 11 March in Arts & Culture, Latest, Web

The Education of an Interloper by Jack Miles [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was as a student at the Hebrew University during the 1966-1967 academic year that I was first introduced to the notion of orthopraxis as distinct from orthodoxy. A chain-smoking lecturer on Talmud, speaking in English to a class of...

Ezra Reads the Book of Law

Curating a New Jewish Canon

13:05 11 March in 2015 March-April

When Jack Miles approached me with the proposition to edit the Judaism volume of the projected Norton Anthology of World Religions, I was naturally flattered but also confounded. There are, of course, many anthologies of Judaism in different formats. But the Norton anthologies are different....

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

The New Sultan of Turkey

18:22 03 March in 2015 March-April, Politics, World
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Former Prime Minister—now President—Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist Party are more powerful than ever. Is the nation’s democracy under siege? By Yigal Schleifer [dropcap]A[/dropcap]diminutive 63-year-old with dyed blond hair and a raspy smoker’s cough, Mücella Yapici hardly fits the profile of a criminal mastermind. But Turkish judicial...

Moscow Cityscape

Color Red, Color Red

10:00 06 February in Latest

by David W. Weiss July 14, 2014 We have just been seated on the motorized cart that takes handicapped passengers to the departure gates when the sirens go off. COLOR RED, COLOR RED. The airport’s public spaces empty. From the shatter-proof window of the safety niche the...