Monthly Archives: July 2013

West Jerusalem Pocket Garden

This neat little garden was put together on an out of the way bit of urban dead space as a part of a private-civic initiative on Rechov Brodie, which is not really a street, but rather a little pedestrian walk. … Continue reading

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(Human) Fast Slow Deleuze Buber

I’ve been trying to sort through what I take to be differences between Buber and Deleuze. In the end, the significant ones don’t have anything to do with God and atheism, and nothing with ethics. It is world-view and tempo … Continue reading

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God’s Eye Techno View (Hecht Synagoue) (Mt. Scopus)

The bunker like Mt. Scopus campus of Hebrew University, designed by Moshe Safdie is widely recognized as an architectural disaster. But the Hecht Synagogues is a little gem. To be sure, it too looks hardened and militarized.  In the inside, … Continue reading

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Martin Buber (Legacy) (Mossad Bialik 1963)

Today at JPP-FB there were some sad comments about the bad state of things in Israel today and the sad legacy of Martin Buber here. As opposed to his legacy where? In China, Germany, and the United States? When we … Continue reading

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Politics Looks Like This (Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Adly Mansour in Cairo)

Politics looks like this. Presidents Mahmoud Abbas and Adly Mansour meet in Cairo. I’m sure no one  knows what this “means.”

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Martin Buber Lived Here (Arab Houses) (Talbiya)

Martin Buber lived here on Rechov Chovevi Tzion 3 in Talbiyah. One often thinks this not to be the case, but large parts or bits of Palestine are very modern, as modern as modern Israel. Green, swank, tiled, and with … Continue reading

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Perspective (EU Boycott Reaction)

To cut off its own nose to spite its face, Israel is going to retaliate against the EU mini-boycott. That’s what I’m reading here. The plan is to keep EU aid groups out of the West Bank and Gaza. I’m … Continue reading

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Deleuze Out of this World (Peter Hallward)

Just finished reading Peter Hallward’s Out of This World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of Creation. I’ve never seen God mentioned so often in a book about Deleuze. Hallward ultimately comes out against Deleuze the metaphysician, Deleuze the mystical panentheist, but … Continue reading

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Sheer Mass Site (Herod Temple Mount Tunnel) (“Means” “Nothing)

From eye-level, the Western Wall is pretty small fish. Only deep underground in the tunnels do you see the huge dimensions defining Herod’s 2nd Temple reconstruction project, the long western retaining wall of the immense raised Temple Mount platform built … Continue reading

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Neoconservative Jewish Identity Architecture (Beit Avi Chai)

Right wing Jewish architecture looks like this. Beit Avi Chai  on King George St. is the Jerusalem headquarters of the Avi Chai Fund. It is endowed by Zalman C. Bernstein, the same neoconservative Wall Street guy who put up all … Continue reading

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