Sunday, June 24, 2018

Arts & Culture

Book Review | Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

21:15 28 December in 2013 January-February, Arts & Culture
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Will the Real Abraham Please Stand Up? Jon D. Levenson Princeton University Press 2012, $29.95, pp. 244 The synthetic term “Abrahamic,” habitually used to depict the shared foundation of the three major Western monotheistic faiths, has rapidly gained currency in recent decades. From academic experts in...

A Jewish Life

19:30 21 November in 2006 July-August, Arts & Culture
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Talking Jewish With Deborah Tannen   It was Thanksgiving 1978 in Berkeley. Some guests brought cranberry sauce, some brought sweet potato pie; Deborah Tannen—who was analyzing conversations for her doctoral dissertation in linguistics—brought her tape recorder. Over a turkey dinner that lasted two and a half hours,...

A Measured Feast

13:45 25 September in Arts & Culture, Latest
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By Martin Berman-Gorvine Contemporary poetry on Jewish religious subjects is rare in America outside the pages of specialized Jewish publications. Thus, Peg Duthie’s delightful new collection Measured Extravagance (Upper Rubber Boot Books) is doubly welcome. Full disclosure: Peg and I attended the University of Chicago together, and...