Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Emotion and Detachment, and Stephen King’s IT

On pages 694-700 of Stephen King’s IT, Henry Bowers’ gang of bullies is engaging in a rock-fight with the Losers’ Club (Bill Denbrough, Ben Hanscom, Beverly Marsh, Mike Hanlon, Richie Tozer, Eddie Kasprak, and Stan Uris), the heroes of the … Continue reading

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Beginning Cohen’s Beginnings of Jewishness

I started Shaye Cohen’s The Beginnings of Jewishness: Boundaries, Varieties, Uncertainties.  The book is about what in antiquity marked a person as a Jew.  Cohen offers documentation that Gentiles did not identify Jews as Jews on the basis of their … Continue reading

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