Monthly Archives: October 2012

UW–Holocaust 2012 Poster.jpg Nov. 4 2012, 2 pm., WYoming Union,Yellowstone Room

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Holocaust Remembrance Week at University of Wyoming: Colorado Hebrew Chorale – Nov 4 at 2:00 p.m.

News Release from Laramie Jewish Community Center. This Sunday, November 4th at 2:00 p.m. the “Colorado Hebrew Chorale,” under the direction of its founder and music director, Carol Kozak Ward, presents a program of “Essential Music of the Holocau… Continue reading

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Religion and the US Elections: The Jewish and Muslim Vote. (And a brief note on the Mormon Vote).

Four years ago, I gave a talk about Muslims and Jews, and the ramifications of their voting patterns for Democrats and Republicans. I spoke at what was, I believe, the ill-fated but valuable entity already called CCCE (and once called Community Ed… Continue reading

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On Prothero’s Belief Blog regarding Blind Certainty, Islamist and American Christian anti-Muslim rhetoric

I wrote the bulk of this shortly after Prothero’s blogpost http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/13/my-take-a-deadly-link-between-islamic-and-anti-islamic-extremists/ appeared back in September. A student sent me a query about it and I responded. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the parasha: Noah as a Tzaddik

Thoughts on the parasha: Noah as a Tzaddik A popular theme for Divrei Torah on Parashat Noach is the question of interpreting the reference to Noah as “righteous in his generations.” Most often, this topic turns on comparisons of Abraham and N… Continue reading

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Very Brief Review of The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, by Yoram Hazony.

Very Brief Review of The Philosophy of Hebrew Scripture, by Yoram Hazony. Earlier I posted a review of Hazony’s treatment of the political philosophy of the Bible. Here is a very brief overview of the book, based on a review I recently submitted f… Continue reading

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SEPHARDIM AND CRYPTO-JUDAISM: DEFINITION OF TERMS AND BRIEF HISTORY

Sephardim and Crypto-Judaism: Definition of Terms and Brief History By: Dr. Seth Ward, Program in Religious Studies, University of Wyoming What do we mean by the term “Sephardim”? Spanish Jews are called Sephardim; the singular is “Sephardi.” The … Continue reading

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