Archive for April, 2013

The real point of the Babel story is subjugation and dependence: God says that if humans can build the tower, they will be able to do whatever they set out to do and nothing “will be beyond their reach.” We learn early on how the Torah writers felt about human ambitions.

“[People] make themselves believe that they believe.”
Michel de Montaigne
I first met this gangly man-child with a semi-Afro as a lukewarm Detroit Pistons fan in the late 80s. I started following the team. There was an ensemble cast, each member of which played his role perfectly.
There was Bill Laimbeer, the flopper, jersey-puller and all-around pain in […]

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