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King David’s Genes

17:40 16 August in Uncategorized
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by Nadine Epstein [dropcap]T[/dropcap]hree thousand years ago, tradition says the prophet Samuel anointed a lowly shepherd named David king of Israel. A warrior who could defeat Goliath and write love psalms, David managed to pull the quarreling Jewish tribes together into one nation and then ruled...

The Evolution of David Brooks

15:10 16 August in Uncategorized
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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid Brooks, that rare New York Times columnist equally criticized by liberals and conservatives alike, was born in Toronto, Canada. His father’s college teaching jobs brought the family to New York City and Philadelphia before Brooks headed off to college at the University of Chicago,...

Film Watch // X-Men: Jewish Origins

18:46 04 August in Uncategorized
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[dropcap]R[/dropcap]iding this summer’s wave of would-be comic book movie blockbusters is X-Men: First Class, prequel to the X-Men series. Under the guidance of writer Bryan Singer, who returns to the franchise after a two-film hiatus, X-Men: First Class will take viewers back in time and...