Daily Archives: August 23, 2012

Dreams from My Father 7: Dilemmas on Race

In my latest reading of Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, Barack Obama reflects on race. He highlights a number of dilemmas.  How can African-Americans gain the self-esteem that can help them to succeed, when poverty … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Politics, Race

Davies’ Summary and Rootlessness

In my latest reading of W.D. Davies’ The Gospel and the Land, Davies sums up his argument about Jesus, the New Testament, and the land of Israel. Essentially, Davies argues that the land of Israel was de-emphasized within the church … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion