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Let Jesus Be Jewish

To the editors: An interesting aspect of the Sheehan article [“The Gospel According to Thomas Sheehan,” April 21] is that the Professor’s simple, central thesis is obscured by a welter of strange terms, and crowded by a catalog of past and present-day theologians: phenomenology, hermeneutics, orthopraxis, historiography, implicit Christology, indifferentism, and apocalyptic crazies; Saint Augustine, […]

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Did God Choose the Best?

To the editors: Ms. Levinsohn’s article [“The Importance of Being Jewish,” August 7] does a creditable job of covering an interesting and complex phenomenon. I would question, however, her implication that “the chosen people” concept necessarily means that Jews regard themselves “as superior.” Regardless of what Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan had in mind when he dropped […]