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  • God and politics in reissue of Yoram Hazony’s ‘Esther’

    By  Orit Arfa

    March 16, 2016 | 2:49 pm

    The year was 2002, the height of the Second Intifada, which saw hundreds of Israelis die in terror attacks. In search of meaningful Purim reading, businessman Seth Siegel picked up Yoram Hazony’s “The Dawn: Political Teachings of the Book of Esther. He had read it before, after...

  • Let My People Know, Let My People Think

    April 17, 2014 | 3:44 pm

    In recent years, in certain circles, it has become fashionable to assert that the Bible is fiction, or that at least key segments of it are fictional. The assertion emanates from two camps. In one of these camps are those who have been described as new or militant atheists. Looking...

  • A map of the Bible

    By Jonathan Kirsch

    October 17, 2012 | 3:45 pm

    Yoram Hazony opens his new book, “The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture” (Cambridge University Press: $24.99), with a challenging question: “Is there something crucial missing in our understanding of what the Hebrew Bible is all about?” His answers are both surprising and...

  • Shepherding the Bible

    By David Suissa

    April 25, 2012 | 12:47 pm

    It’s common knowledge that the Bible is the “greatest book ever written.” No other book can match its power or wide appeal; no other book has been as studied, analyzed or debated. It’s the literary gift that keeps on giving, the book of books, the book for all eternity.

    And...

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  • Adventures in Fundraising

    By Michael Aushenker

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I have been reading a fascinating book, "The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul,""that has set me to thinking about Jewish identity -- both in Israel and in the United States.The beauty of a book like this is that its impact is measured not by agreement with the author (or...

  • The New Jewish State

    By Gene Lichtenstein

    May 18, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    I have been reading a fascinating book, "The Jewish State: The Struggle for Israel's Soul,""that has set me to thinking about Jewish identity -- both in Israel and in the United States.The beauty of a book like this is that its impact is measured not by agreement with the author (or...

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