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

Posted in Candidates, Political Philosophy, Politics

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

Posted in Bible, Leviticus, Rabbinics, Religion