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October 2009 Archives

Literalism, Creationism, and the Hebrew Bible

posted by David Klinghoffer

More objections from adherents of Biblical literalist creationism to my recent posts on the subject have been coming in. Some are thoughtful and raise subtle distinctions. As a Facebook friend writes:  I just wanted to register the fact, without rancor, that I […]

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Is Biblical Literalism “Naive”? Yes and No

posted by David Klinghoffer

I got some emails from self-described Biblical literalist creationists objecting to my calling such literalism “naive.” I’ve been pondering whether there’s a better word for it but so far I’m stumped. I guess you could characterize creationism simply as “Biblical […]

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An Editor’s Faith

posted by David Klinghoffer

This Shabbat, starting here in Seattle at 6:02 p.m. tonight, we begin again the yearly cycle of Torah readings, starting with Genesis 1. With that in mind, I was thinking about this teasing retort from a reader, Sondra, responding to […]

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Angels on Earth

posted by David Klinghoffer

Why did Adam choose to call himself “Adam”? Rabbi David Lapin has a fascinating new essay on this week’s Torah portion, Bereishit (Genesis 1:1-6:8), that deals with the question. You’ll recall from Genesis 2:19 that God brought all the animals before […]

My New Policy

posted by David Klinghoffer

…on comments, in case you hadn’t noticed already, is to unpublish not only sock puppets but anything and everything written — past, present, and future — by any guest whose comments tend to be moronic, anti-Semitic, etc., even if he […]

Abuse, Sexual and Otherwise, in the Haredi Community and Elsewhere

posted by David Klinghoffer

Rod Dreher has a strong and important post up about sexual abuse in the Haredi community. My only reservation, and I’ve thought about this for a long time, concerns Jewish and other blogs like the ones mentioned in the New […]

Genesis and the Scandal of Jewish Indifference

posted by David Klinghoffer

A couple of weeks ago I got an email from an editor at a Jewish publication soliciting from me an article “related to creationism.” He asked that it be pegged to the coming Sabbath when Jews across the spectrum of […]

God’s Image in Man’s Face — and Hands and Feet, Too!

posted by David Klinghoffer

Jews who want to embrace Darwinism must at the very least tie themselves up into one very tight kosher pretzel if they don’t also want to jettison their allegiance to Judaism, or to intellectual and spiritual coherence, in the process. […]

“Chariots of the Gods” as a Challenge to Darwin? Or a Support to Richard Dawkins?

posted by David Klinghoffer

When I was a kid with a big imagination and a taste for mystery, a defining experience was seeing the classic speculative documentary Chariots of the Gods, based on Erich von Daniken’s spooky book of the same name claiming to […]

Why Are Jews Liberals?

posted by David Klinghoffer

I review Norman Podhoretz provocative and engaging new book, Why Are Jews Liberals?, in the current issue of National Review. (By subscription only for the moment but you can read the review on the Discovery Institute website.) In a nutshell, my answer […]

The Madness of Robert Joe Halderman

posted by David Klinghoffer

There are any number of angles you could take on the sensational story of Robert Joe Halderman’s unsuccessful bid to extort $2 million from David Letterman. I was struck by Halderman’s astonishing madness, if he is guilty as charged, in thinking he […]

The Sukkot Miracle of 5770

posted by David Klinghoffer

I was really despairing about the seaworthiness of our old sukkah for this recently inaugurated Jewish calendar year of 5770. With Sukkot approaching this Friday night, with my wife having been sick all last week with a (suspiciously pre-seasonal) flu […]

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The Mission of the Jews
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