Tag Archives: Biblical interpretation

Reading the Bible (or not)

Reviewing a new book on the Bible for the New Republic, Adam Kirsch notes this: While there is no denying that the Bible remains central—Beal quotes polls indicating that “65 percent of all Americans believe that the Bible ‘answers all … Continue reading

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Political hermeneutics

In his new book, Why Are Jews Liberals?, [Norman] Podhoretz describes how liberal Jews—rabbis and worshipers alike—routinely cherry-pick passages from the Torah to buttress favored social policies, writes Wall Street Journal reviewer Richard Baehr. It has been my impression that … Continue reading

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Faith and treason

Harold James Nicholson, a CIA officer imprisoned for spying for Russia, invoked the will of God when communicating with his son from his jail cell.   “God leads us on our greatest adventures,” he wrote in a birthday card to his … Continue reading

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