Monthly Archives: April 2012

Anti-Semitism & Affect (Ruth Wisse)

(bomb shelter) I went to hear the distinguished Ruth Wisse speak at Ansche Chesed about anti-Semitism last Shabbat. It was a remarkable performance. What I found most worthwhile about Wisse’s talk was the focus she put on the poltical character … Continue reading

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Apple (Swinish Capitalism & the “iEconomy”)

  (Steve Jobs introducing plans for a new corporate campus to the City Council of Cupertino, CA, pictured below) (these photos ran at the NYT) Apparently Apple does not pay its full share of corporate profits. I don’t know why … Continue reading

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This has Nothing to do with Nothing (NYC Green Walk)

Riverside Park, New York April 29, 2012

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Un-Certainty (response to Shaul Magid)

Shaul Magid wrote a very interesting piece about “certainty” that appeared in Shm’a  to which I wanted very much to respond. I also wanted to give Shaul the last word, and I’m delighted that he agreed to respond here at … Continue reading

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American Manifesto (Mondoweiss)

If you havn’t read it, check out “My Spirit Is American (A Religious Manifesto)” by Philip Weiss. The writing is as sharp and clear as one could want. It’s a truly remarkable document. Jewish prophetic pathos roots deep into Americana. … Continue reading

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Independence and “Divestment” (Peter Beinart & American Liberal Zionism)

“We have found parts, but not the whole! We still lack the ultimate power, for: the people are not with us…We began over there in the Bauhaus. We began there with a community to which each one of us gave … Continue reading

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Particularism-Universalism (A Second Response to Daniel Gordis)

(Danny Caravan, White Square {?})   I’m not sure what he was expecting when he extolled the values of “tribalism” from his perch at the Shalem Center. Sort of like waving a red flag at a bullring. So Daniel Gordis’ … Continue reading

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