Posts tagged "orthodox judaism"
In the News:  Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

In the News: Wicca, Climate Change, Gaza and Much More

A round-up of recent religion and media stories in the news.

A Heretic’s Zoology

Everyone’s a blasphemer these days, including Rabbi Nosson Slifkin, an ultra-Orthodox Israeli scholar and Talmudic zoologist who has written nine books attempting to reconcile Jewish Scripture with natural science. Slifkin, The New York Times reports, isn’t trying to debunk much, but has expressed some calm skepticism about certain stories in the Torah, the Talmud, and other sacred...

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...