Thursday, August 19, 2010


...and Jerusalem.

The phrase "Athens and Jerusalem" is a commonplace in philo and theo circles when discussing the civilizational roots of Western culture. The two cities represent the two major strands of thinking that influence society even today: Athens signifies, among other things, Greek notions of politics and philosophy; Jerusalem signifies proto-Hebraic, Jewish, and Judaeo-Christian notions of religion and law.

Elisson has written a fascinating post that concentrates on jurisprudence. Tzedek, tzedek tirdof!


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