Tag Archives: Christianity

Bad Faith & Concentration Camps

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has done important work in calling attention to the political and moral atrocity at the U.S. border. En masse, people are stripped of their legal right of asylum and where children are ripped from their parents and people … Continue reading

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Resurrection of the Dead (Talmud Group)

[Ezekiel panel at Dura Europos] Ready to start Talmud Group at Syracuse this year, we are going to focus on messianism, namely the “messianic text” which is actually an anti-messianic text in chapter Helek of tractate Sanhedrin. We read the … Continue reading

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Christmastime in Israel

Is this a trend? You can read here an article about Israeli Jews wanting to learn more about Christmas and Christianity. The article has everything to do with pleasure, holiday tourism, and the opening of minds to religious difference in … Continue reading

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Stealing Baby Jesus & The Life of Christian Images (Spirit of Christmas)

Is this a trend? About this utterly bizarre story, this article in the New York Times which you can read here about the images of baby Jesus stolen from holiday crèches across small town America reminded me of The Lives … Continue reading

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(Black Christian Religion) Letter from a Region in My Mind (James Baldwin)

The 1946 photo of James Baldwin is by Richard Avedon, which makes me wonder if Baldwin was already that famous that early on. It accompanies and this piece which you can read here. It was republished in this week’s New … Continue reading

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(The Mediator Descends) Notes on “Roman Catholicism and Political Form” (Carl Schmitt)

After working through material on the politics of the Bavli, I’m now cleaning up my files and decided to dump these reading notes here at the blog for further reference and for the general interest of anyone out there invested, … Continue reading

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Outline of a 6th C. Portrait of Jesus at Shivta with Short Hair and No Beard

From an article here in Haaretz about an archaeological finding in Shivta, in the Negev desert in Israel. The Jesus who emerges off the wall of the church in this high-resolution photograph is a sixth-century portrait of Jesus with short … Continue reading

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