Remote Observance: Being Young and Jewish in a Pandemic

By India Derewetzky | October 8, 2020

Amid the ongoing pandemic, many young Jewish Americans virtually celebrated the High Holidays. Through Tik Tok and other online platforms, they explore and share their cultural and religious identities.

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Sacred Topography and Spiritual Tourism

By Alice Isabella Sullivan | September 22, 2020

The religious art and architecture of churches and monasteries draw tourists and pilgrims to the Balkan Peninsula and the Carpathian Mountains. These sacred spaces stand as monuments to the history of Christianity in Eastern Europe.

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Trapped in Lovecraft Country

By David Goodwin | September 3, 2020

The new HBO series Lovecraft Country explores America’s legacy of racial injustice and violence through the conventions of horror and science fiction. It might be the show to help audiences make sense of the current state of the nation.

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Niebuhr, Redux

By David Gibson | August 24, 2020

The Protestant theologian’s essay on “the children of light and the children of darkness” can help make sense of Steve Bannon’s arrest and the convention speech of Joe Biden, two Catholics whose stories point to an epic good-versus-evil campaign this fall.

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