Great teacher general all round good guy —18.104.22.168 (23:11, 30 December 2008EST)
"Imagine that the op-ed pages of the New York Times were witty..." 
"[Martin] Buber was the first great tree-hugger of the twentieth century." 
"I don't think I wrote a paper longer than fifteen pages before I wrote my dissertation. Anyhow, most papers longer than fifteen pages shouldn't be." 
"It's because of the high premium put on bullshit in graduate school." 
on Voltaire: "Brilliant, witty...and perhaps just a little bit shallow." 
on Voltaire's Philosophical Dictionary: "It's a great read. My father kept it on the back of the toilet in his bathroom." 
"I want the Torah, but I need sex: the rabbinic student dilemma." 
on Geertz: "He loves them witches and that is some crazy shit!"
"Doctors, they're just glorified technicians"