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Wil Gafney
Works at Brite Divinity School
Attended Duke University
Lived in Philadelphia PA
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An important conversation about rape culture: http://www.wilgafney.com/2013/05/13/savaging-women-and-men/
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Keeping vigil. Watching. Waiting. Praying.
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Us as well.
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Wishing I had twitter so I could give FB a piece of my mind!
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FB is killing me right now! It won't let me post and most of my friends have not yet migrated to G+! Grr!
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Hi Nancy. I don't have a rant. Her decision to write in someone else's skin speaks volumes. As do the depiction of black men and children who do not have loving relationships with the black women in the movie. And there is the fantasy that white women empowered the civil rights movement and that men in white households employing back women were not the same klansmen raping and lynching. And her character's decision to share the proceeds of the book vs her own decision to cut the real life Abiline off even though she used her name, description and life since she changed the spelling it's not about her. There are plenty if critical pieces on Mark Anthony Neale's blog. 
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Awkward: Our seminary mail system in Google based so there is a second Wil Gafney who is also me. But that account doesn't have any content. This is the real me. Or at least the me that occasionally posts on G+.
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My blog on Eddie Long's appropriation of the Torah scroll on HuffPo.
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Kudos on your article. We in the Orthodox Jewish community call the Torah cover a Mantle (pronounced just like the English word in English; in Yiddish it's "mon-tl"), and in Yiddish the belt that goes around the rolled-up scroll is called a gartel. I don't know what its name is in Hebrew, though.

And yes, we have never historically wrapped a Torah scroll around a human being. In the first place, the individual leaves are made from animal skin parchment; a full scroll is quite heavy to pick up and carry. In the second place, the leaves are stitched together with sinew, which would be stressed to the point of tearing if the scroll is unwound very much without support. (And in the third place, the parchment itself is usually not handled directly but through a cloth or some other intermediary. We wouldn't be wrapping it around a person like some sort of robe.)

It is interesting that the one thing missing that would be in an actual Jewish coronation is the sacred anointing oil compounded by Moses. I suppose that wasn't obtained easily enough. :)
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I teach Hebrew Bible: language, literature and context(s). I am an Episcopal Priest. I preach and I pray, offering sacraments.
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  • Brite Divinity School
    Associate Professor, 2014 - present
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Philadelphia PA - Durham NC - Fairmount Heights MD - Upper Marlboro MD - Jerusalem - Kapaa, HI
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Biblical Scholar (Torah, Prophets and Job), Episcopal Priest, Seminary Professor
Introduction
If you're looking for the former Army Chaplain, world-traveling, avid reader, vampire philosopher and the*logian Wil(*) Gafney with one "f," you found her.
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I have swum in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and in the Mediterranean and Dead Seas. And climbed Mt. Sinai. (One of them at least.)
Education
  • Duke University
    Hebrew Bible, 1998 - 2006
  • Howard University School of Divinity
    Religion, 1994 - 1997
  • Earlham College
    Biology, 1983 - 1987
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What The History Channel Is Getting Wrong About The Bible
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Say My Name: Quvenzhané Wallis
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Can you imagine a reporter not bothering to learn the name of a world leader because it makes demands on her articulation? Yet some want to

What I Learned From Drag Queens About The Gospel
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When it came time for me to preach on one of the hard texts in the Gospel, where Jesus compares a woman begging him for help to a dog, I ask

Self Defense from a Fundamentalist Attack (part 10)
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Self Defense from a Fundmentalist Attack 12 Scriptures No Fundamentalist Believes (Part 10 "Judge Not")   The religion of fundamentalism req

Cute Sleeping Kitten Naps Through Playtime
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If you've ever tried to wake up a conked-out significant other on a lazy weekend morning, you probably know this feeling. One of these kitte

Self Defense from a Fundamentalist Attack (part 11)
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Self Defense from a Fundamentalist Attack 12 Scriptures No Fundamentalist Believes “Whatever is true”   I was once on a plane reading a Budd

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Create AccountSign In. Home. BrowseMoviesUpload. Hey there, this is not a commercial interruption. You're using an outdated browser, whi

Living in Jerusalem: 40 Days and 40 Nights: Renewed and Reconstructed
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Renewed and Reconstructed. It is Shabbat. And I am on my laptop. And it's beseder, (ok) because I am a Reconstructionist (Episcopalian).

Living in Jerusalem: 40 Days and 40 Nights: A Priest and A Rabbi...
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A Priest and A Rabbi... Updated with Rabbah Berger's reflections in blue italic. Today I had the privilege of walking the Old City with