Thursday, April 25, 2019

Issues

Elephant in the Room | How Has Anxiety Affected You, Your Family or the Jewish People?

21:34 31 December in 2013 January-February, Arts & Culture
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Our second annual Elephant in the Room Essay Contest—in partnership with the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety—seeks to lessen the stigma surrounding anxiety by encouraging discussion of this important topic. The winning essays, plus finalists and selected excerpts, appear below. WINNING ESSAY For most of my...

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,...