Daily Archives: April 22, 2015

23 April 1929 Birth of George Steiner, polymath, polyglot, and theologian manqué #otdimjh

Francis George Steiner, FBA (born April 23, 1929), is a French-born American literary critic, essayist, philosopher, novelist, and educator. He has written extensively about the relationship between language, literature and society, and the impact of the Holocaust. An article in … Continue reading

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22 April 1774 “Wandering Jew” of medieval myth arrives in Brussels #otdimjh

The “Wandering Jew” is a mythical figure – condemned to wander the earth forever – who embodies ancient and medieval anti-Judaism, and the teaching of Augustine that God had condemned the Jews to continue as ‘reluctant witnesses’ to their part … Continue reading

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