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Book Review | Inheriting Abraham: The Legacy of the Patriarch in Judaism, Christianity and Islam

21:15 28 December in 2013 January-February, Arts & Culture
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Will the Real Abraham Please Stand Up? Jon D. Levenson Princeton University Press 2012, $29.95, pp. 244 The synthetic term “Abrahamic,” habitually used to depict the shared foundation of the three major Western monotheistic faiths, has rapidly gained currency in recent decades. From academic experts in...

A Jewish Life

19:30 21 November in 2006 July-August, Arts & Culture
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Talking Jewish With Deborah Tannen   It was Thanksgiving 1978 in Berkeley. Some guests brought cranberry sauce, some brought sweet potato pie; Deborah Tannen—who was analyzing conversations for her doctoral dissertation in linguistics—brought her tape recorder. Over a turkey dinner that lasted two and a half hours,...