Is music sacred? For Ian MacKaye, of Minor Threat and then Fugazi, it became a substitute for the holiness others (including his father, onetime religion editor of The Washington Post) found in religion. And for one night in 1983, for contributing editor David Samuels, MacKaye’s music was revealed as an alternative to his own observant Jewish upbringing. MacKaye and Samuels hash all this out and more today in Tablet Magazine.

Minor Threats