All posts in category Judaism

Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair

My article “Despite smuggled antiquities purchase, some say criticism of Bible museum is unfair” appears in Religion News Service. (It has also run in The Salt Lake Tribune and the Baptist Standard, and was mentioned on several blogs: PaleoJudaica.com, Zwinglius Redivivus, and The Way of Improvement Leads Home.)

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Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood

My article “Artist’s drawing of a herring on a bialy gains an audience in Bialystok — and Hollywood,” which draws upon an interview with Mel Brooks, appears in Religion News Service.

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Collection tells early American religious history (NCR)

My article “Collection tells early American religious history,” about the National Museum of American History’s exhibit “Religion in Early America,” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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(Sojourners) Iowa is Known for Its Politics, But What About Religious Diversity?

My article “Iowa is Known for Its Politics, But What About Religious Diversity?” appears in Sojourners magazine.

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Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain (National Catholic Reporter)

My article “Overcoming church’s negative past in Spain” appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: TOLEDO, SPAIN “Alas the synagogues, fallen to ruins, where kites and vultures have nested; for the children of Israel have departed,” wrote Ya’aqob Albeneh in a 1391 poem. He was describing a pogrom, which he survived, that began in […]

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(Forward) What Do You Do When You Come Face To Face With The Spanish Inquisition?

My article “What Do You Do When You Come Face To Face With The Spanish Inquisition?” — about paintings at the Prado Museum in Madrid and the Harvard Art Museums — appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Here’s the lede: “Nobody,” the Monty Python skit goes, “expects the Spanish Inquisition,” and the same goes for […]

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(Forward) Jewish Philanthropist Establishes Kansas City As Cultural Mecca

My article “Jewish Philanthropist Establishes Kansas City As Cultural Mecca,” which draws upon interviews with Henry Bloch, 94, co-founder (and the ‘H’ in) H&R Block, about the new wing named for him at Kansas City’s Nelson-Atkins Museum, appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

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(Forward) Why Was This Italian Artist So Interested in Painting Synagogues?

My article “Why Was This Italian Artist So Interested in Painting Synagogues?” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward. Here’s the lede: Nearly 275 years after Alessandro Magnasco’s death, experts still aren’t sure what to make of his work — particularly four paintings of synagogues. Known as il Lissandrino, Magnasco was born 350 years ago Feb. […]

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(Forward) Do We All Have an Inner Gandhi — and a Hitler Too?

My article, “Do We All Have an Inner Gandhi — and a Hitler Too?” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

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(Forward) Archie Rand Put a New Tryst on the Bible

My short article “Archie Rand Put a New Tryst on the Bible” appears in the Jewish Daily Forward.

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