Monthly Archives: February 2016

The Man Who Did Not Love His Wife. (The Second Chapter of Mishnah Berakhot)

Every winter-term, I teach a class entitled “Introduction to the Mishnah.“ I go with my students through the first chapter of Mishna Berakhot (Blessings): From when on does one recite the Shma’ of evenings? – it’s a text read a … Continue reading

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Unruly Religion

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a panel discussion about “discrimination on religious grounds.”[1] At the end of the discussion, someone in the audience asked me whether I had experienced a rise of anti-Semitism during the past months. … Continue reading

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