Monthly Archives: April 2013

Techno-Religion (gods and God)

I stumbled across this project on an art page I follow at FB. I’m not sure if the images are exactly great, but the Iconoclash project remains deeply suggestive about the imaging of God and theological emergence in the age … Continue reading

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Art Politics Religion (Jacques Rancière & The Future of the Image)

I’m trying to get my mind around this one. Clearly by “religion” I don’t mean anything relating to dogmatic belief nor ritual practice per se, but rather something more amorphous like the sense of the sublime that gets constantly coughed … Continue reading

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50,000

JPP recently received its 50,000th view. I’m very happy with this “thing” and the shape it has taken. Thanks to all.

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(American) Religion, Judaism, & Poetry (Robert Frost & Rabbi Victor Reichert)

A very interesting article by Naomi Zeveloff, one of my favorite writers at the Jewish Forward, about the friendship between poet Robert Frost and Rabbi Victor Reichert, a Reform rabbi from Cincinnati. It adds a different texture to the American … Continue reading

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Visual Tefilah (Prayer) (Animals) (Roadrunner)

Many years ago, at Congregation Beth Shalom in Syracuse, I kind of thought that the ark looked like, well, a large console for a television. It  was modern, horizontal and made of wood. I liked the idea that the ark … Continue reading

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spring (North Woods, Central Park)

These dumb little colors are worthy of at least a little attention. I like these first green buddings and how they offset the grey and brown lines of the “forest,” but how, now, this early in the season, you need … Continue reading

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Black Light Posters (DMF z”l)

On the randomness of things and in loving memory of my cousin, DMF (z”l). When I was growing up in Baltimore, Danny was a huge influence. His room in the basement was the first coolest thing I ever saw, a … Continue reading

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Rites, Death, and Filial Piety (Religion in China)

Very sharp religion journalism at the New York Times about religious rites, death, and filial piety in China. Religion has less to do with such cognitive things as belief in and worship of gods and God and more to do … Continue reading

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Calm and Catastrophe (Korea)

This comment, which I read in the Washington Post, struck me as soon as I read it. It concerns the jitters in South Korea in relation to the massive cage rattling by North Korea. It’s an emblematic comment, I think, … Continue reading

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CFP: Intersections of Jewish and Postcolonial Thought (AJS 2013)

I found this call for papers online at H-Judaic and wanted to post it here. The contact information appears below: Postcolonial theory is one of the most influential theoretical strands of our time and it has a profound impact on … Continue reading

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