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"It can sink no lower": On fanaticism and dogma.
Our present discussion adds another layer. Dogma and normative ritual are not only the line of last defense against the etiolation of religious life. They are also the line of first defense against Judaism sinking, not ...
What is the opposite of weakness.
First Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The serene wisdom of Father Brown and the haunted shadow of the whisky priest both belong to a world infinitely distant from the shabby stories of abuse that ...
Editor's note: Of pity and the immigrant.
UNRAVELING THE STORY OF LUCIUS CORNELIUS SULLA
(Yeshiva College, 2016-09)
When Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River in early 49 B.C.E.1 and proceeded to march on Rome, he set in motion a series of events which would culminate in the transformation of the Roman state. Never again would the ...
Constructing Fear and Pride in the Book of Daniel: The Profile of a Second Temple Emotional Community
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2015)
This paper examines the seminal role that emotions, particularly fear and pride, play in the book of Daniel. Drawing upon the idea of "emotional communities," I view the book's final redactor as engaged with the views of ...
Love and Hate at Qumran: The Social Construction of Sectarian Emotion.
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2013)
Employing a "social constructionist" approach, according to which emotions are culturally conditioned expressions of values, this study considers how the sect behind 1QS used the emotions of love and hate to teach its ...
Emotional Regimes, Ritual Practice, and the Shaping of Sectarian Identity: The Experience of Ablutions in the Dead Sea Scrolls
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2016)
In this article, I explore the role that the purification rites attested in some of the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls played in identity construction. Ritual ablutions communicated “canonical” messages to initiates about some ...
New genes often acquire male-specific functions but rarely become essential in Drosophila.
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2017-09-15)
Relatively little is known about the in vivo functions of newly emerging genes, especially in metazoans. Although prior RNAi studies reported prevalent lethality among young gene knockdowns, our phylogenomic analyses reveal ...
Co-culture Activation of MAP Kinase in Drosophila S2 Cells.
Intercellular communication often involves phosphorylation of signal transduction proteins, including mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). Immunological detection of phosphorylated MAPK can be used to monitor ...
Hydrogen Production Catalyzed by Bidirectional, Biomimetic Models of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Active Site.
(American Chemical Society, 2014)
Active site mimics of [FeFe]-hydrogenase are shown to be bidirectional catalysts, producing H2 upon treatment with protons and reducing equivalents. This reactivity complements the previously reported oxidation of H2 by ...