Monthly Archives: May 2013

“Explaining” Terrorism (Glenn Greenwald)

Reading Glenn Greenwald has always posed special challenge for me. His posts are black and white certainties that combine what would appear to be airtight logic with moral self-righteousness.  But I’m beginning to think that there is a lot of … Continue reading

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Hezbollah — Part of the Global Left?

Reading this article about Hezbollah fighting in Syria and up to its waist in blood, it made me wonder if a certain philosopher still believes that Hezbollah is a social movement that is “progressive,” “on the left,” and “part of … Continue reading

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Zachary Braiterman Reviews Shaul Magid, American Post-Judaism

Shaul Magid, a specialist in Lurianic Kabbalah and Hasidism has written one of the best god-damned books on American Judaism to appear of late: American Post-Judaism: Identity and Renewal in a Postethnic Society. I’m going to write more critically about … Continue reading

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Bestial Violence Bestial Suffering — Jane Alexander, Surveys (From the Cape of Good Hope) at St. John the Divine

Here’s Holland Cotter getting it right about religion in the Jane Alexander exhibit currently on view at St. John the Divine. Alexander has transformed the neo-gothic cathedral into “an occupied zone this spring, with a transient population of unearthly beings camped … Continue reading

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Martin Kavka reviews Shaul Magid, American Post Judaism

Check out Martin Kavka’s review in Religion Dispatches of Shaul Magid’s new American Post-Judaism.  http://www.religiondispatches.org/books/atheologies/7115/american_jews__from_holocaust_to_new_age_hasidism/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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Open Church Windows

(First Church of Christ Scientist at 96th St and Central Park West) I like the way these kinds of window open up on a vertical axis.

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Digital Switch On/Off (Extending & Reducing Your Technological Footprint) (Digital Humanities)

Just back from the Adirondacks, where I spent a couple of days at a Syracuse University faculty conference on “Digital Humanities,” of if not that, exactly, on the use of digital platforms for the purpose of research and pedagogy in … Continue reading

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