Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

The Real Romney 2

For my write-up today on The Real Romney, by Michael Kranish and Scott Helman, I’ll feature three passages that I especially liked, along with brief commentary.  My latest reading was about Mitt Romney’s Mormon ancestors and his experience at Stanford … Continue reading

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Halakah from God? Eating Ordinary Food in Purity?

In my latest reading of E.P. Sanders’ Jewish Law from Jesus to the Mishnah, Sanders did two things. 1. Sanders asks a question on page 104: “Did anyone think that halakah was divine and as binding as the biblical law?”  … Continue reading

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