Wednesday, July 25, 2007


It may be difficult to enter another tradition, but Lawrence Hoffman enters. I am indebted to him for his book Covenant of Blood which informed two of my earlier stories related to circumcision. I have not shared the one I wrote based on his reconstructed rite, but it is alluded to in chapter 46 of Prima and Secundus' first book.

Hoffman has read and understood Schmemann and he understands the dispute over priesthood in Christianity. I am only half-way through his essay in chapter 8 of Frymer-Kensky and I am already alive with fire over his depth of perception. More anon...

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