Category Archives: Faith

Opening Christ’s Tomb

I found this several weeks ago and have been waiting to post it. When I was in Jerusalem in June, I went multiple times to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is such an inspiring and interesting place on … Continue reading

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Next Year in Jerusalem!

I have been back one week from a quick research trip to Jerusalem. I was able to see documents at Yad Vashem, the Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People and the Central Zionist Archives. Everywhere I was … Continue reading

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Barbarians Live

Taking non-Sunni women as sex slaves, murdering POWs, beheading hostages. What’s a few books to these savages? Libraries in #Iraq's militants-held Mosul are the new target for #IS. Here's @AP's piece I co-wrote with a colleague. http://t.co/YuuAtNaZqL — Sinan Salaheddin … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

A beautiful, crisp Sunday in Berlin. My goals were in the morning to visit the Bröhan Art Deco museum near Schloss Charlottenburg then go the the German History museum in the PM.  That was the plan. Then across from the … Continue reading

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Nochmals Bonn

A good flight over and back in Bonn for the day and night. I couldn’t check into my hotel until noon, so I wandered. Well, not quite wandered since I always start and end at the same place. (See picture … Continue reading

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Tom Holland, Charlie Hebdo, and the history of Islam

On the way back from a conference in Glasgow, I picked up a copy of The New Statesman to read on the plane. The cover story concerned Tom Holland’s “In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of … Continue reading

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Joyous Epiphany!

I had planned to make a more religiously-themed post today, but this I found this: Today is Twelfth Day. Our @UntoldLives blog explores some of its customs. http://t.co/iql7CJZBxB pic.twitter.com/v1xg8iTXQ5 — The British Library (@britishlibrary) January 6, 2015 Ever wondered where … Continue reading

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