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History, Media, and Warfare

by Clarke Fountain The trouble with the news is that it always arrives to us already prepared with perspective on the events it reports. Sometimes that’s helpful. Quite often, darlings

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Considering the Talmud

You have surely, all your life, heard people of all sorts making stupid statements about the Talmud. Most of them have little or no experience even reading a single page

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Purim and Esther

The delightful celebrations of Purim are distinctly odd. It’s partly what makes them delightful. There are so many messages conveyed that are fully found here and less elsewhere. And the

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