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Nomina Tantum

Nomina tantum Adam: “You there, the beast on the left, you’re Quentin, that crawly thing next to you is Calvin…” Voice: “Is that with a C or a K?“ Adam: “With a C. Wait a minute. Who are you? Where did you come from? And what’s that stuff on your back? Voice: “Those are wings. […]

The Messengers

Far above the visible heavens with their cold wandering planets and fixed stars lies a great void, or so it seems to human eyes that can detect neither life nor movement there. This is what many call the Seventh Heaven and others, somewhat less colorfully, Eternity. It is, however, the domicile of the most vibrant […]

Sodom and Gomorrah: A Midrash

Editorial Note The story of Sodom and Gomorrah, the famous “Cities of the Plain,” occurs early on in the Book of Genesis. The priestly redactors of the Bible rewrote the story to make their own moral points and pushed the events back into the primordial past of Israel, when God’s presence was pervasive, as it […]