Tag: history

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    Historian Simon Schama explores 3,000 years of Jewish history and culture in a five-part documentary series and companion book. “The problem of the Jews,” Schama says, “was that they were a nation without a home.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    “We are a very noisy, verbalizing, speechifying language animal, and I love that. But we walk around as so many millions of talking books.” More

    March 21, 2014 | Comments

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    View a gallery of images illuminating the psalms by Hebrew manuscript artist Debra Band. More

    November 24, 2010 | Comments

  • thumb2-illuminatedpsalms

    View a gallery of images illuminating the psalms by Hebrew manuscript artist Debra Band.

    July 2, 2010 | Comments

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    Texas Board of Education member Don McLeroy says he want to make sure “the founders’ dependence upon God that they wrote into the documents” is presented in public school textbooks. More

    April 30, 2010 | Comments

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    New York’s Yeshiva University Museum has opened an exhibit called “And I Still See Their Faces.” It’s made up primarily of family photographs of members of pre-war Poland’s once thriving Jewish community. Most of those remembered in the photographs did not survive the Holocaust. More

    April 13, 2007 | Comments

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    The exhibition “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych” consists of religious paintings produced under the umbrella of the Roman Catholic Church and spans the 15th and 16th centuries. More

    January 5, 2007 | Comments

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    Read an essay by Robin W. Lovin, professor of ethics at Southern Methodist University, on the implications of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ideas for modern life. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

  • Read excerpts from essays and books about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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    Observances mark the 100th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birth. The German theologian was involved in a plot to kill Hitler, and was subsequently put to death by the Nazis for his resistance. More

    February 3, 2006 | Comments

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