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  • Scholar explores ancient Jewish reactions to ancient pagan statues

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Imagine a rabbi encountering a statue of Zeus in Roman Palestine, circa 70 to 300 C.E. -- a monotheist's nightmare.

    "The myth is that he would have uttered something like the Yiddish 'gevalt,'" said professor Yaron Z. Eliav of the University of Michigan, who recently spoke about...

  • Controversial bioethicist pounces on animals in art

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Bioethicist Peter Singer has received death threats for his views on incendiary topics such as infanticide and animals rights.

    A human life is not intrinsically sacred because it is human, he contends. Affluent people who do not give most of their income to charity are "murderers";...
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