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  • Yom Kippur in Nineveh or the teshuvah of Berlin

    October 7, 2014 | 10:14 am

    In Berlin’s Pergamon Museum, tourists gawk at Assyrian soldiers frozen in an alabaster relief, remnants from the ruins of Nineveh. The sins of Nineveh are overshadowed by the relief’s artistic merit. On Yom Kippur, in synagogues throughout Berlin and the world, we read about...

  • Aaron Swartz: martyr or meme?

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 4, 2013 | 3:10 pm

    When programmer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz killed himself on January 11, the outpouring of grief from those who knew him and appreciated his work was immediate and intense.

    Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard Law professor who befriended Swartz years before his suicide, wrote that...

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