Some insist that the change of the millennium doesn't take place until the calendar rolls over to 2001. But no matter when they think the current era comes to a close, people on both sides of the overall...
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December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmIs the change of the secular calendar from 1999 to 2000 a Jewish issue?
December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pmOkay, let's just get this out in the open. The marking of the second millennium since the birth of Jesus is, well, not a Jewish event. In fact, it doesn't take a theologian to figure out that it's pretty much a Christian way of chalking up the years.
Nevertheless, Jews will most...
August 5, 1999 | 8:00 pmThe way Richard Landes goes on about Y2K and the end of days, you might think he's some kind of nut. He's not. It's just that he's been watching kooks for so long, he sometimes begins to sound like one.
A professor of medieval history at Boston University, Landes is a leading expert...