Quantcast

Jewish Journal

Tag: Civilization

View the most popular tags overall?

  • See the far away before it’s gone away

    By Tom Teicholz

    November 20, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    Last spring, I visited the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City and then, a month later, traveled to Chichen Itza, the 1,000-plus-year-old Mayan ruin. Both times I was struck by, on the one hand, the scientific, mathematical and engineering sophistication of the ancient...

  • L.A. Pageant Raised Curtain on Holocaust

    By Dr. Rafael Medoff

    July 17, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Sixty years ago this week, many residents of Los Angeles became aware of the Nazi Holocaust for the first time, thanks to a dramatic pageant staged at the Hollywood Bowl by an alliance of Jewish activists and Hollywood celebrities.

    The pageant, called, "We Will Never Die," was the...

  • Athens and Baghdad

    By Reuven Firestone

    April 24, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The legacy of Athens was not only the glory of Western democracy. It was also the brutality of Roman tyranny. And the legacy of Baghdad is not only Wahhabi obscurantism and viciousness. It is also religious tolerance and a this-worldly spirituality.

    Islam may have been born in Mecca...

  • Rome and Baghdad

    By Reuven Firestone

    April 10, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    The pagan Roman Empire was the most complex and refined civilization that had ever appeared on earth. Its religious practice ensured eternal protection by the gods. Its emperor was appointed by the divinity as ruler of the Roman state. Although the empire flourished for many...

  • ADVERTISEMENT
    PUT YOUR AD HERE
  • Visiting Peru’s Would-be Jews

    By Bryan Schwartz

    March 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Chan Chan is the world's largest mud city. Lying just outside the town of Trujillo, on Peru's northern coast, Chan Chan's high earthen walls feature pre-Columbian carvings paying tribute to the civilization's many gods.

    In 2001, I ventured to Peru, not just to visit the ruins...

  • End the Silence

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Only three weeks ago it was possible to speak in optimistic terms about a united front against terrorism. History seemed to be blowing at our back, pushing the forces of civilization onward and upward to victory against the scourge of modern times. Writing in this space in early...

ADVERTISEMENT
PUT YOUR AD HERE