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On the “Narrow” decision of SCOTUS in the Masterpiece case

Like everyone else, I have read many opinions about the Masterpiece bakery case—in which the Supreme Court reversed an earlier decision that called a baker’s refusal to bake a cake for a gay couple’s wedding unlawful discrimination. Many of these … Continue reading

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The 2018 University of Wyoming Summer Study Abroad in Israel — Highlights: A personal report

The 2018 University of Wyoming Summer Study Abroad in Israel Highlights: A personal report Seth Ward   The University of Wyoming Summer Study Abroad in Israel has brought ten to fifteen participants to Israel for a few weeks just about … Continue reading

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Luke’s Joanna and the Talmud’s Yohanni bat Retibi

–I wrote this quite some time ago, probably in 2001 or 2002, with no editing or almost no editing since. –SW Luke’s Joanna and the Talmud’s Yohanni bat Retibi[1] Seth Ward A woman named “Joanna” is mentioned twice in the … Continue reading

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Happy Passover

It’s amazing but the links still work from last year’s list. https://drsethward.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/passover-internet-links/   There’s plenty in last year’s list, but nothing for those who need an explanation of the difference between Passover and Easter. Here it is: Insight: I heard … Continue reading

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Added English abstracts

I added the English abstracts to my previous post.

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  תכנית ותקצירים–ירושלים ערבה ונתניה–15-19 פברואר הרצאות ורב-שיח Seth Ward’s Lectures and Round Table, Jerusalem, Arava and Netanyah, February 15 through 19, 2018   Schedule and Abstracts

Dr. Seth Ward  תכנית Schedule 15-16 Feb.: Limmud Aravah (Sapir, Israel) One lecture Thurs. PM and One Fri. AM on connections between Islamic and Jewish texts   (In Hebrew) חיבורים בין יהדות לאסלאם:  “כל המקיים נפש אחת מעלים עליו כאילו קיים … Continue reading

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For Heschel and Maimonides Yahrzeit: emphasizing common humanity

I was kept away from giving a talk at Kavod (and reading much of Menachem Kellner’s “They too are called Human”) by the “Bomb Cyclone” so I quickly wrote up some comments. –Shabbat shalom Good Morning and Shabbat Shalom I … Continue reading

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