April 6, 2012
April 6, 2012
April 5, 2009
As I clean my home office for Passover, ere’s a quick refresher on the holiday’s symbols:
The pointer came from my brother Andy, who, in a non-unrelated-email also pointed me to an ACLU petition to get a special prosecutor to look into W’s torture policy.
Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: culture • liberation • passover • pesach • politics • torture
Date: April 5th, 2009 dw
February 13, 2009
Dan Bricklin has posted a recording of a reduced version (only five hours!) of a course he took with Rabbi Reuven Cohn about the Passover Haggadah. The Haggadah is the book Jews read aloud before the Pasover meal, recounting one of the religion’s founding events. Because it is a story of liberation, it has resonances all over the place. Dan writes about the class:
I have not listened to the podcasts yet, but trust Dan’s judgment implicitly. I find the Jewish method of exegesis to be fascinating, and quite admirable, even while I am unconvinced of the divinity of the work being explained.
It would be interesting to find a similar project explaining some aspect of Islam.
Categories: Uncategorized Tagged with: culture • haggadah • judaism • passover • pesah
Date: February 13th, 2009 dw
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