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April 19, Jerusalem III: The Temple and Sacrifice

A few years ago a romantic young Jerusalem rabbi explained on television how he would restore the sacrificial ritual of the Temple, once his organisation had taken charge of the site, an event he was confident would occur soon. 222 more words

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Atoning for the Altar? Medieval Honor Culture and Leviticus

One of the oddest puzzles in the Law comes in the Day of Atonement ceremonies outlined in Leviticus 16. On this great and holy day, the sins of Israel accumulated throughout the year were cleansed and atoned for in the sacrifices offered up by the high priest in the Holy of Holies. 707 more words

It’s unlikely that the organized religions will get more...

It’s unlikely that the organized religions will get more sectarian… or is it? I am not at all sure. – Mary Douglas: http://dlvr.it/DHWFwC

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IAN HACKING - On Mary Douglas

Below is a book review by Ian Hacking, published in the London Review of Books in 1986 (my blue highlighting)           http://www.lrb.co.uk/v08/n22/ian-hacking/knowledge


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How institutions think by  3,325 more words

The Discourse of Discrimination: understanding the homophobia of conservative Christians

This is a segment out of a longer essay, which I later developed further and developed into an honors thesis.  The full thesis is available in print and on kindle through amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Deconstructing-Discrimination-Mirjam-Holleman/dp/1481839152… 2,988 more words

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Three Books

Homesick: New & Selected Stories by Lucia Berlin. Lovely Black Sparrow trade edition, 1990; design by Barbara Martin. An amazing book, a revelation to me. I picked it up looking for the posthumous collection A Manual for Cleaning Women (that track is collected here) based on, well, the hype. 139 more words