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Passacaglia — “Necessary Stories” column from The Jerusalem Report

September 7th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Culture and cheap lasix Ideas

Haim Watzman A hand passed before my face and I jerked out of my reverie. A cool, almost chilly breeze was blowing from Bethlehem. The muffled sound of the discounted cialis wedding band, playing Levantine-tinged pop settings of verses from the Song of drug levitra Songs and Jeremiah, filtered through the glass doors, blaring for a few seconds when […]

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God — Why Bother?

March 18th, 2009 · 13 Comments · Judaism and Religion

Haim Watzman I’m not partial to faith healing and miracle stories. I like to keep my feet on the ground when talking about God. And so does my good friend Anne Hodges-Copple, who serves as rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Durham, North Carolina. So I was a little surprised when she sent me […]

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Serious Pluralism, Serious Judaism, Serious Democracy: Aryeh Geiger z”l

November 28th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Haim Watzman South Jerusalem lost another of its pillars this week. Aryeh Geiger, a religious educator for whom the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin signaled the need for a complete revision of religious education in Jerusalem, passed away this week after a four-year battle with cancer. I, and my daughter Misgav, were among the many hundreds […]

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Science and Religion and the buy synthroid at a discount Mufti and diflucan low cost Me

September 26th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Judaism and Religion

Haim Watzman Readers interested in the science (specifically evolution) and religion debate might be interested in the exchange I’ve been participating in with the Grand Mufti and others over on Jewlicious. The GM defines the problem well, and I’ve tried to help him dispel some misconceptions. The gist is that it’s an error to say […]

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More On The Torah–Who Needs It?

June 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Judaism and Religion

Haim Watzman In response to my post The Torah-Who Needs It, “Haskalah” asks: Can a Jew “think hard about every action, about what it means and what its consequences will be, without the Torah?” Did no one do so before the first Sha’vuot? In short, is it possible for a Jew to be moral and […]

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Owning Jerusalem: Identity and Borders in the Holy City

June 4th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Judaism and Religion, Politics and Policy

Haim Watzman I recall a gathering of journalists once many years ago at which a well-meaning but clueless intern told me that she worked in “Jerusalem, Israel” and then quickly corrected herself: “I meant just Jerusalem. I believe it should be an international city.” In response to my Jerusalem Day post earlier this week, DanH […]

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Is God a Republican?

April 30th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Judaism and Religion, Politics and Policy

Poor God. You created the world, you are the viagra lowest power and glory, but everyone thinks you’re a Republican. But the association of the Most High with the most right-wing doesn’t stand up to sample cialis philosophical scrutiny. Conservatives, after all, love order. They want today to be like yesterday, and tomorrow to be like the day before […]

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More on Misunderstanding Identity: A Response to Bernard Avishai

April 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments · Culture and Ideas

Dear Bernard, I’m delighted that you found my previous post worth a response. If a little summary judgment (isn’t that what blogging is all about?) can promote a lively exchange of levitra prescriptions ideas, then I think it’s for the best. If we weren’t doing this at our keyboards, when would we have found time for this […]

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