Posts tagged "kabbalah"

Steve Jobs’ Religious Ego



Amy Levin: How long is it appropriate to mourn the death of Steve Jobs? Perhaps we should turn to Zen Buddhism, since, according to Walter Isaacson’s biography, it was the so-called religion of Jobs himself. According to Daniel Burke at Religion News Service,...

Daily Links 23 November 2004

Scalia v. History Jeff Sharlet: My colleague Kathryn Joyce, who posted the item below about Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s imaginative ideas about church and state, has a dry sense of humor. I, meanwhile, am the type to belabor the obvious. Just in case anyone didn’t get it: Either Scalia is off his rocker, or New York Newsday, which...

Ca-razy for Kabbalah

David Klinghoffer writes erudite but peculiar books. In one, he recalled his teenage self-circumcision as part of a “conversion” experience (to “real” Judaism). In his more recent effort, The Discovery of God, he writes of “the Master of the Universe holding in His hand the desiccated member of [Abraham].” In other words, Klinghoffer, a frequent contributor to The...

My Little Red String

Paris Hilton and many Orthodox Jewish women from Brooklyn’s Boro Park share at least one fashion accessory — a little red string tied around their left wrists. Known as a “bindle” by traditional Jews, the string is intended to remind wearers of a worm, and thus their own lowly status in the universe. But Hilton —...