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  • 1. THE CHURCH AND THE HELICOPTER

    January 31, 2014 | 2:08 pm

    A year after graduating college, I worked downtown in the immense shadows of the World Trade Center, and as part of my freewheeling, four-hour daily lunch break I would eat and drink my way past these two giants, up Broadway, down Fulton Street and over to the Strand Book Annex. In...

  • Dr. David Hartman’s essay in “I am Jewish”

    February 13, 2013 | 10:13 am

    Dr. David Hartman was one of the most respected Jewish theologians in the world. He was the founder and director of the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, a frequent lecturer in the United States, and author of several widely acclaimed books, including two winners of the...

  • Excerpt from ‘The Auschwitz Volunteer: Beyond Bravery’ by Captain Witold Pilecki

    December 6, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    CAPTAIN WITOLD PILECKI’S 1945 AUSCHWITZ REPORT

    Summer 1945

    So, I am to write down the driest of facts, which is what my friends want me to do.

    They have told me: “The more you stick to the bare facts without any kind of commentary, the more valuable it all will be.”

    Well,...

  • Excerpt: ‘Proust Was a Neuroscientist’

    By Jonah Lehrer

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Walt Whitman

    The Substance of Feeling

    The poet writes the history of his own body.

    -- Henry David Thoreau

    For Walt Whitman, the Civil War was about the body. The crime of the Confederacy, Whitman believed, was treating blacks as nothing but flesh, selling them and buying them like...

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  • Our Favorite Jerry Goldsmith Story

    By Journal Report

    July 29, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Film composer Jerry Goldsmith, died July 21, age 75. The following is excerpted from a 1997 interview with The Jewish Journal.

    "In the score for 'First Knight,' the final battle scene was temp-tracked with the ubiquitous 'Carmina Burana.' The director said, 'We've got to have a...

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