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1798
In 1555, Pope Paul IV segregated the Jews of Rome in a walled quarter surrounded by gates that were locked at night. The ghettoed Jews were then subjected to various forms of degradation as well as restrictions on their personal freedoms. During the Frenc...
In the classical model, a society has a "center" and a "periphery." In the deconstructivist model, the periphery becomes the center and the center becomes the periphery. Which model would describe Judaism?
The human psyche is home to two contrasting drives: a striving for freedom, and an impulse to submit to authority. Which should be given priority over the other? Or, to otherwise state the question: in what sort of environment would the Torah prefer to se...
1516
On the 7th of Iyar, 1516, the Venetian City Council decreed that all Jews be segregated to a specific area of the city. Venice's ghetto was surrounded by water, with a canal leading to its gates. At night the "Christian guards" patrolled the waters around...
If the popular demonstrations going on in Iran right now turn into a full blown revolution—and it's getting darn close—it may well go down in history as the Twitter Revolution...
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