Monthly Archives: June 2012

Summary of Sinai & Zion

The following is a summary of Sinai & Zion: An Entry into the Jewish Bible by Jon D. Levinson. I recommend the book to anyone interested in a concise introduction to Judaism. Part I: Sinai, the Mountain of the Covenant … Continue reading

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Holy How!?

I found this video featuring comic Nathan Fielder talking with Senator Ernie Chambers humorous, prompting me to write a bit about theodicy. For more about Nebraska Senator Ernie Chambers’ work satirizing frivolous lawsuits and in conjunction religious dogma, see this … Continue reading

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A Shotgun Blast of Incoherent Thoughts

What follows is a scholarship essay I wrote as a freshman in college. I found it on an old thumb drive and it stirred up fond memories of my infatuation with alliteration (“With bloody blameful blade he bravely broached his bloody … Continue reading

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Invidious Distinction: Is It Selling-Out or Is It Commodification?

The concept of selling-out, sacrificing personal integrity for material gain, is a ubiquitous concept and hardly a new one. The Oxford English Dictionary attributes its first usage to the diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut (1862); in the version edited by C. … Continue reading

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