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Winners and Choosers

After looking at the notion of people chosen by the gods, I became curious as to how the concept of a specific person being the Chosen One originated. It’s a pretty common trope in fantasy, someone being prophesied to save the world … Continue reading

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The Long, Godly Arm of the Law

Sundown today will mark the beginning of Shavuot, the Jewish Feast of Weeks. I don’t know a whole lot about this holiday, and that’s not just because Gentiles in the Philadelphia suburbs aren’t taught a whole lot about Jewish holidays. … Continue reading

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