Posts tagged "jews"

Argentina Re-Jewvenation

Daniel Helft of Bloomberg News reports on the progress of Argentine Jews who, 60 to 70 years after a secret 1938 order banning Jewish immigrants from entering the country forced many Jews to conceal their religion (and to “pass” by such methods as reciting the Roman Catholic “Lord’s Prayer” or other such “evidence” of their Christianity), are...

A Misunderstanding Between Friends

A Misunderstanding Between Friends 23 December 2004 Mending the rift between Presbyterians and Jews. By Ben Daniel This November I received a disturbing e-mail. Presbyterian pastors like me were being alerted that the national headquarters of the Presbyterian Church (USA) had received an anonymous letter threatening arson attacks against Presbyterian churches. “You bet your ass...

13 September 2004 Daily Links

John Leland’s New York Times report on Christian rap is about as embarrassing as you might expect (explaining that a youth pastor’s exaltation, “‘Yo, God is so ill,'” is in fact “a hip-hop term of praise”), but The Revealer is square too, and we won’t hold that against him. We will, however, take issue with the substance of the...

God Hut

Jewish architect Richard Meier‘s vision for the Catholic church has just opened in a working class suburb of Rome. There’s a lovely picture in The New York Times — Meier shot from down low in front of his creation, hand to the heavens as if summoning forth the light — accompanying a serviceable article by Alan Riding on the construction...