Monthly Archives: December 2010

Throwing Down the Gauntlet: Yeshivot and General Philosophy

[Well, I finally finished Two Carriages and a Hot Air Balloon. It was an enlightening experience, and I intend to write a review essay about it in multi-post form starting Tuesday. Before I sign off for the duration of an … Continue reading

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New at QED: Online Hebrew History Journals

Well, it’s finally happening. After years in which only English-language research journals were available online, Hebrew journals are being made available as well. What’s better is that many of them can be viewed in pdf form, free of charge. In … Continue reading

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Open Thread Sunday

So what do you think of Limmud?

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Tidbits (Because I’m too lazy to write today)

Will someone explain to me why I keep getting an error screen every time I try to access Hirhurim?! It’s really frustrating. Magness Press has an end-of the-year offer of 50 of their history books (some of which are no … Continue reading

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“Sefardic Moderation” – A Dissenting View

[The following is a translation of an article on ynet written by a Dr. Ariel Picard, a senior member of the über-liberal Hartman Institute. I bring it here to encourage discussion. While I certainly don’t agree with everything said here, … Continue reading

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Nationalism and Democracy: Another View (Epilogue)

[Read the introduction before continuing. Also see: Part One, Part Two and Part Three of this article] But perhaps I have erred here as well regarding the authors’ intentions? Maybe they didn’t mean to refer to the distinction between ethnic … Continue reading

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Nationalism and Democracy: Another View (Part Three)

[See the introduction before reading this. Also, Part One and Part Two of this article] Second, from a contemporary point of view, the argument regarding the anachronism of 19th century European nationalism (which, as I said, was characterized by a … Continue reading

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