Daily Archives: September 29, 2011


On page 325 of Stephen King’s The Stand: The Complete and Uncut Edition, Fran thinks the following: “If the system of authority had temporarily broken down, they would just have to find the scattered others and re-form it.  It didn’t … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin

I watched Temple Grandin last night.  Temple Grandin is an autistic lady who has made significant contributions to the field of animal husbandry.  There are many things that I can say about this movie, which deservedly got a number of … Continue reading

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The Am Ha-Aretz, Sinners, and the Prodigal Son

I went to my church’s Bible study last night.  We’re going through Tim Keller’s The Prodigal God, which is about Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son.  (Tim Keller doesn’t like that title for the parable, for it concerns two sons … Continue reading

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Gentiles and the Torah

In my reading today of The Cambridge History of Judaism, Volume 3: The Early Roman Period, I found information that related to Jewish attitudes towards Gentile observance of the Torah, which is an interest of mine. First of all, on … Continue reading

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