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Art that teaches faithful how to die well

My article “Artworks that teach faithful how to die well” appears in National Catholic Reporter.

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Orthodox rabbi to host ‘alternative Yom Kippur’ service in beer garden

My article “Orthodox rabbi to host ‘alternative Yom Kippur’ service in beer garden” appears in Religion News Service. It was republished in LifeZette and the Gazette (Colo.).

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A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History

My article “A Memorial That Knows Its Biblical History,” co-written with E.A. Carmean Jr., appears in the Wall Street Journal. It addresses Jules Olitski’s “Elyon,” installed at the Beth Tzedec synagogue in Toronto.

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A Guide to Memento Mori

My “Guide to Memento Mori” appears in artnet.

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Jewish Trump supporters resist calls from other Jews to renounce the president

My article “Jewish Trump supporters resist calls from other Jews to renounce the president” appears in the wire Religion News Service.

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Art Institute exhibit illustrates Gauguin’s eclectic spirituality

My article appears in Chicago Catholic. Here’s the lede: When Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti in 1981 sporting long hair and a wide-brimmed hat, the French, post-impressionist painter expected a culture that the West had largely left untainted. But the locals he met, who called him “taata vahine” (man-woman), weren’t noble savages. “From his experience […]

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Can Art Shed Light on the Ethics of Capital Punishment?

My article appears in Sojourners magazine

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Fordham endures disputes over faculty health care, unionizing

My article appears in National Catholic Reporter. Here’s the lede: NEW YORK — Over coffee at Rex, the hip, Upper West Side shop that Fordham University students haunt, Kyle Pritz, 28, pauses to hold his glasses up sideways. It looks as if something has taken a bite out of the piece of the plastic temple […]

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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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