Daily Archives: August 29, 2012

Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father 13

In my latest reading of Barack Obama’s Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, I noticed similarities between certain Kenyan tribal customs and rules in the Torah: a man marries his brother’s wife when his brother dies, … Continue reading

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Finishing Roskop’s The Wilderness Itineraries

I finished Angela Roskop’s The Wilderness Itineraries: Genre, Geography, and the Growth of Torah. Roskop’s argument is that a priestly scribe wrote wilderness itineraries in the Torah to promote a program of Israel returning from exile.  According to Roskop, the … Continue reading

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Reactions to the First Night of the Republican National Convention

I just watched the first night of the Republican National Convention.  Here are some of my reactions. 1.  I can only speak for myself personally, but I thought that the Convention made quite an impression when it comes to policy.  … Continue reading

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