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Inheriting Abraham Inheriting Abraham
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 by Jon D. Levenson | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

On August 28, Jon D. Levenson, the Albert A. List Professor of Jewish Studies at Harvard University, spoke with the current class of Tikvah fellows about his latest book, the first volume in the Library of Jewish Ideas: Inheriting Abraham. Here, an edited transcript of the event.
Is Judaism a Proselytizing Religion? Is Judaism a Proselytizing Religion?
Friday, October 19, 2012 by Shlomo M. Brody | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

When Mitt Romney became the Republican Presidential candidate, some of the media attention focused on his experience as a Mormon  missionary in France and asked, subtly or not so subtly, whether a member of a proselytizing religion could properly lead a pluralistic society.
The Hebrew Bible and the Human Mind The Hebrew Bible and the Human Mind
Monday, September 10, 2012 by Diana Muir Appelbaum | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Yoram Hazony has a bone to pick with Tertullian, the second-century Christian theologian who asked, “What has Athens to do with Jerusalem?”
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Remembering Geza Vermes Mark Goodacre, NT Blog. An authority on the early history of both Judaism and Christianity, Geza Vermes, who passed away this week, translated the Dead Sea Scrolls and revolutionized the academic study of Jesus.
Is God Perfect? David Baggett, Tom Morris, First Things. Yoram Hazony finds the changeable, limited God of the Torah more compelling than the perfect God of classical theism.  Critics say Hazony has an "unrefined conception of omnipotence."
Ascending to Heaven James Tabor, Bible History Daily. Though Paul of Tarsus decisively broke with Judaism, his vision of heaven in the Book of Corinthians was not so different from contemporaneous Jewish ideas.
Variations on a Theme Geza Vermes, Standpoint. Discrepancies among the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Samaritan Pentateuch, the Septuagint, and the Masoretic biblical text point to interpretative ferment in the time of Jesus.
The Soloveitchiks and Jesus Shaul Magid, Tablet. Yale’s new president descends from Rabbi Elijah Zvi Soloveitchik—who, unlike his cousin, Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik, found much common ground between Judaism and Christianity.
Whose Bible Is It Anyway? Lawrence Schiffman, It has become received wisdom that the Bible was an open canon—incomplete—when the Dead Sea Scrolls were composed.  But that is a reflection of Christian theology.
Interfaith Abraham? Jon D. Levenson, Huffington Post. Should an inheritor of Abraham follow the way of Torah, the way of Gospel, or Islamic submission to God?  And are they all, underneath, the same way?