Monthly Archives: December 2011

Jews in the Family: A Conversation with Father Paul Schenck

Merry Christmas! A most blessed feast of the Nativity to all! A few weeks ago I had briefly described a lecture by Father Paul Schenck hosted by the Institute of Catholic Culture. A convert from Judaism at sixteen, Father Schenck … Continue reading

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Light Unto the Nations: A Frenchwoman Paints Hanukkah

I had the pleasure recently of catching up with an old friend turned new artist. New in two ways: in that art is a new vocation for her, and that the purpose of her art is a kind of renewal. … Continue reading

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Busy Week

It is a busy week, as projects at work wrap up and the holidays advance. For next week, I have got some surprises up my sleeve! In the meantime, this and this are the books I’m reading, so you’ll be … Continue reading

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The Noble Origins of Jewish Guilt?

Thanks to Eve Tushnet, blogger extraordinaire and queen of post tagging, for bringing to my awareness the existence of the concept of a shandeh fur de goyim. (She uses it as a tag.) For those of you who, like me, … Continue reading

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A Priestless Religion?

Last week I was listening to a Teaching Company lecture on early medieval history. The professor delivering the lecture allowed himself a brief digression into comparative religion when discussing the role of Islam in shaping a medieval landscape. He considered … Continue reading

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Pope Saves Jews

I will admit that this new research – conducted, it is important to note, by a Jewish organization – has caused me to breathe a sigh of relief. “We are Jewish. We grew up hating the name Pius XII,” [Krupp] … Continue reading

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