Noah Millman

Posts tagged “Judaism”

Their Hands Have Lost Their Cunning, But Their Tongues Do Not Cleave To The Roofs Of Their Mouths

Steve Levenson’s play, If I Forget, at the Laura Pels Theater

Posted April 14th, 2017

The Kiryas Joel Option

Insular communities can get what they want by putting their votes up for bid by the two parties. Is that an option for social conservatives?

Posted March 12th, 2015

And Now, For Something Completely Different – Or Perhaps Not

Contact with extra-terrestrial intelligence would have revolutionary consequences – but religions have adapted to, or successfully ignored, comparable revolutions in the past.

Posted December 2nd, 2014

This Thing Of Darkness I Acknowledge Mine

Meditations on a fallow season of repentance

Posted October 2nd, 2014

Awake the Pert and Nimble Spirit of Mirth

A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged as a gay wedding at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.

Posted September 11th, 2014

A Fast Not Chosen

Tonight begins the fast of Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the month …

Posted August 4th, 2014

Christian Novels, Jewish Novels, Christian Jewish Novels – I Consider Nothing Bookish Alien To Me

What makes art “culturally” religious?

Posted January 27th, 2014

Religion Is Weird

Rod Dreher has a point, of course, that it’s appalling the degree …

Posted October 7th, 2013

Losing My Religion, And Missing It When It’s Gone

One of the other and somewhat unexpected stresses associated with shooting my …

Posted September 30th, 2013

Fighting Bigotry Without Political Correctness

Richard Dawkins doesn’t have a theory about the Islamic mind, he has self-flattering hunches—and so do his critics.

Posted August 13th, 2013

Mazel-Tov, Stratford. And Yasher Koach While We’re At It

Learning to love Fiddler on the Roof

Posted May 29th, 2013

Richwine, Biden and Me

I’ve declined to comment on the whole Richwine saga because, frankly, the …

Posted May 22nd, 2013

Under The Volcano

To balance out the topic of the last post, I thought I’d …

Posted May 14th, 2013

Against ‘Seriousness’

Is Islam a uniquely violent religion?

Posted April 24th, 2013

Pleasures And Pitfalls Of Writing Across Cultures

As part of research for a script I’m writing (well, at this …

Posted April 4th, 2013

The Mutable Meaning of Liturgical Conservatism

It’s not just conservative and Orthodox Jews who are moving toward more traditional worship.

Posted February 15th, 2013

Shame, Pride, and Hizzoner

How Ed Koch’s personality shaped New York

Posted February 6th, 2013