Letters from Yale: 'It's more than just literature, right?'

Just as the Greeks gave the world the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the Romans offered the Aeneid. so too, the Jews - as the modern State of Israel's own Declaration of Independence declares - "gave to the world the eternal Book of Books."

November 12, 2007 12:36
Letters from Yale: 'It's more than just literature, right?'

Noah Lawrence. (photo credit: )


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


'It's more than just literature, right?' A small sentence; a big controversy. At a coffee shop with a friend of mine, a young Orthodox rabbi, I have just retreated to my hot chocolate, having mentioned my English class this semester: "The Bible as Literature." He asks me this question in response: "It's more than just literature, right?" His bottled-up delight makes me think of a middle school boy whispering a secret to his best friend, saying, "Come on, everyone else can think what they want, but we know the truth ... " and then, at the last minute fearing his friend might not still be on board, " ... right?" Now, fast forward by just three hours, change the scene by a mere two city blocks, and switch the philosophy 180°. Read the rest of this blog

Read more blogs on Jpost.com's BlogCentral »

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Netanyahu walks with Harper
September 10, 2012
test with pnina