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Russian War on Ukraine | Ukraine | Hebrew Bible

On Kinship, Collective Memory, and Ukraine

The developing, collective memory of Ukraine’s recent history, with the short stories and images that encapsulate and promote it, is unlikely to be suppressed or soon forgotten....

March 29, 2022
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ethics | Debt | Hebrew Bible | social issues | Community

Debt and the Land

The ethics of debt forgiveness have to account for more than just the debtor-creditor relationship...

May 27, 2021

Israel | Hebrew Bible | political religion | right-wing | White evangelical Christians

Revisiting Jericho

The Biblical exegesis of violence in America and Israel...

March 4, 2021

Hebrew Bible | political religion | Evangelicalism | Christian Right

A Biblical Attack on the Capitol?

The alternative facts and faulty exegesis behind Evangelicals' "Biblical worldview."...

January 14, 2021

#blacklivesmatter | Hebrew Bible | prophets

A Legal Perversion of Justice

Breonna Taylor's death and the lawlessness of law and order...

October 19, 2020
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Hebrew Bible | Biblical narratives | slavery | culture wars

Imagining History without Heroes and Villains

What the Hebrew Bible can teach Americans about reckoning with the fallenness of our nation's founders...

September 14, 2020

Bible | Hebrew Bible

The Bible as/and Literature

W. W. Norton & Company’s recent publication of Robert Alter’s The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary is at once a cultural accomplishment of a very high order, and an opportunity to think about the places and the spaces that “the Bible” occu...

February 18, 2019

Martin Buber | Hebrew Bible | I and Thou | Franz Rosenzweig | history | saga | Moses | Van Wyck Brooks | usable history | Hebrew Humanism

A Legacy Greater Than “I-Thou”: A Usable Bible and a Usable Martin Buber

What can German-Jewish philosopher Martin Buber still offer us fifty years after his death?...

November 12, 2015