Baruch Spinoza http://kut.org en Paradox Players Present the Historical Drama 'New Jerusalem' http://kut.org/post/paradox-players-present-historical-drama-new-jerusalem <p></p><p>In 1656, Jewish philosopher Baruch Spinoza was the subject of an intense interrogation in his family&rsquo;s adopted hometown of Amsterdam. At the time, the Inquisition was at full power in Spain and Portugal; the Dutch considered themselves a more tolerant people, and allowed Jews to live in the city, albeit with certain constraints: they weren&rsquo;t considered citizens but resident aliens, and they were allowed to practice their faith but not to discuss it with Christians.</p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:32:07 +0000 Mike Lee 8851 at http://kut.org Paradox Players Present the Historical Drama 'New Jerusalem'