Tag Archives: Judaism

Book Review: Talking About God

Talking About God:  Exploring The Meaning Of Religious Life With Kierkegaard, Buber, Tillich, and Heschel, by Daniel F. Polish This book suffers greatly from the problem of ulterior motives and also serves to the reader as a reminder that when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wittgenstein’s Poker

Wittgenstein’s Poker:  The Story Of A Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers, by David Edmonds & John Eidinow Calling Wittgenstein a great philosopher would appear to be a highly charitable view given his terrible sense and fondness for oracular statements.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: History Of The Jews

History Of The Jews, by Paul Goodman This particular short volume is both easy to read and a worthwhile survey of the broad sweep of history of the Jewish people throughout history.  While the book is by no means long … Continue reading

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Mysteries Of The Bible: Who Are The Nethinim?

Earlier today, as I write this, I received a message with a question from a loyal reader of mine:  “Hi, any chance you might be interested in doing a post on the Nathanim … I mean the Nethinim (Ezra 8:20)? … Continue reading

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Zechariah 12:10-14: And The Family Of The House Of Nathan By Itself

This past Sabbath I was having a conversation with a few brethren and one of the party asked about a particular obscure passage found in Zechariah 12:10-14:  ““And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants … Continue reading

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That Surprised No One

If one is even remotely as fond of conspiracy theories as I am, there is a clear pattern of how it is that people who can cause trouble are disposed of.  If possible, things are made to look like a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Why?: Explaining The Holocaust

Why?:  Explaining The Holocaust, by Peter Hayes It is said, to the point of being a cliche, that there is no business like Shoah business, and this book is certainly part of that to such an extent that it expressly … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Holocaust: A Concise History

The Holocaust:  A Concise History, by Doris L. Bergen This book is a concise history, and those who have read a great deal about the Shoah and its immense destructiveness to European Jewry as well as various other groups of … Continue reading

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Book Review: To No Man’s Glory

To No Man’s Glory:  A Child’s Journey From Holocaust To Healing:  A Memoir, by Vincent (Arturs Lejnieks) Benson with Victoria Harnish Benson I must admit that I am no stranger to this sort of memoir.  In the larger sense of … Continue reading

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The Talmud And The Porcupine

As I have commented before, I can often tend to be a prickly person when it comes to my discourse with other people.  Today a conversation I had on my goodreads page where I had a testy conversation with a … Continue reading

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