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An engraving entitled The Ark of the Covenant Guarded by Angels in the Temple of Solomon, undated. Inset, the Ark of the Covenant is depicted with bars on either side according to I Kings VII. 8 and with cherubim.
Writers on the Wall
a timeline of timelines
Those who do not remember the past are ... probably not Jewish
According to Amos Funkenstein, the German-Jewish philosopher Franz Rosenzweig believed that Jews did not function within the bounds of history. In a sense, Funkenstein writes, he even denies their historicity. “They exist, [Rosenzweig] says, ‘outside a bellicose temporality’: (ausserhalb einer kreigerischen Zeitlichkeit) and need therefore no land, no state, nor even a common everyday language. Their eternity is not a goal, but a presence.”
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