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Adam Kirsch, The Baffling Book:

An old jokes declares that America and England are divided by a common language. In the same way, you could say that Judaism and Christianity are divided by a common Bible—except that, historically speaking, the consequences of that division have not been a laughing matter. It is exactly because Jews and Christians agree on the divine status of the Hebrew Bible that their disagreement about the New Testament has been so fraught. To a believing Christian, a Hindu who venerates the Vedas would simply be an unbeliever, a heathen, and so he would present no particular theological challenge. But a Jew, who accepts part of the Christian Bible but not the whole, is something more troubling—a critic, a breeder of doubts. From the Jewish perspective, meanwhile, the Christian demotion of the Hebrew Bible to the Old Testament is especially bitter: the suggestion that Judaism has been superseded is even more objectionable than the idea that it was never true in the first place.
[Read more at The New Republic]

Adam Kirsch, The Baffling Book:

An old jokes declares that America and England are divided by a common language. In the same way, you could say that Judaism and Christianity are divided by a common Bible—except that, historically speaking, the consequences of that division have not been a laughing matter. It is exactly because Jews and Christians agree on the divine status of the Hebrew Bible that their disagreement about the New Testament has been so fraught. To a believing Christian, a Hindu who venerates the Vedas would simply be an unbeliever, a heathen, and so he would present no particular theological challenge. But a Jew, who accepts part of the Christian Bible but not the whole, is something more troubling—a critic, a breeder of doubts. From the Jewish perspective, meanwhile, the Christian demotion of the Hebrew Bible to the Old Testament is especially bitter: the suggestion that Judaism has been superseded is even more objectionable than the idea that it was never true in the first place.

[Read more at The New Republic]

[Infographic] Marriage is becoming a less and less relevant factor in the way Americans live and raise children.
How to Decrease Your Risk of Divorce (% Chance)
 
Earn over $50,000 annually (-30%)
Be college educated (-25%)
Have a baby 7 months into marriage (-24%)
Marry when you are over 25 years of age (-24%)
Have a religious affiliation (-14%)
[Click for full screen. Via The National Marriage Project, Promotional Codes]

[Infographic] Marriage is becoming a less and less relevant factor in the way Americans live and raise children.

How to Decrease Your Risk of Divorce (% Chance)

 

  • Earn over $50,000 annually (-30%)
  • Be college educated (-25%)
  • Have a baby 7 months into marriage (-24%)
  • Marry when you are over 25 years of age (-24%)
  • Have a religious affiliation (-14%)

[Click for full screen. Via The National Marriage Project, Promotional Codes]