Autumnal Red & Grey And Hebrew Black & White

(view from my office window, looking down from the 5th floor)

Yesterday, for Sukkot, I posted an image of a liturgical text. The day before that the color pattern was yellow, red, black and white and green. Today I want to balance out the pattern by framing  yesterday’s post about visibility and ritual in Hebrew black and white with American seasonal reds. The point is to create a colorful and felicitous thought-rhythm with which to situate visually the way one might conceptualize religion and/or ritual. One of the things I’m trying to figure out at JPP is how pictorial sequence might stake out visual frames with which to cue theoretical reflection about this kind of “stuff,” these kind of phenomena. A “religious” world is also a “colorful” one, embedded and embodied, patterned and rhythmic.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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