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Torah Reading and Haftarah for Shabbat Hatan

I do not know if I would have written up these comments except that the discussion of the Torah Reading for Shabbat Hatan came up a few days before Shabbat Chayei Sarah, the parasha where the readin is taken from.  … Continue reading

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Mut’a Marriage

Mut’a Marriage Seth Ward (This was an ISIME Position Paper, written for Shaul Gabbay, who was at that time the Director of the Institute for the Study of Israel in the Middle East (ISIME) at the University of Denver. Disclosure: … Continue reading

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Uploaded video about Bahai faith

Today I uploaded a video based on a PowerPoint I’ve used in my classes on World Religions. There is some additional information in the Description box. The occasion for loading this is the anniversaries of the birth of the Bab … Continue reading

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Talk on the occasion of my father’s yahrtzeit, Sept. 2017

Here is a talk I offered on the occasion of the Yahrtzeit of my father, Aba Ward. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HR0_N5jdxFs It was offered at EDOS (East Denver Orthodox Synagogue). Sorry for the delay posting it here.

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What is Religion? What is Islam?

In a continuing attempt to get essays that I have written over the years and circulated in various ways, all posted in one place, here is a link to an essay that actually began its life as a lecture for … Continue reading

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Qur’an, Chosen People and Holy Land

This is a link to the text of article I published some time ago: Ward, “Qur’an, Chosen People and Holy Land” in Khaleel Mohammed & Andrew Rippin, edd., Coming to terms with the Qur’an, North Haledon NJ: Islamic Publications International, … Continue reading

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On the importance of writing Yiddish in Yiddish

I was mentioned in an article in Yiddish reviewing Larry Key’s excellent Yiddish typing program for iPod/iPhone, appearing in the Yiddish version of the Forward in March 2016. I was honored to be involved in the testing of Larry’s app, and … Continue reading

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