Monthly Archives: July 2013

Al Aksa Mosque (Jerusalem)

The Al-Aksa Mosque is actually the holier of the two mosques on the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary. I like the way these shots came out, framed by the minaret. As always, the closer the shot, the better the picture, more abstract. … Continue reading

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Ramadan Kareem (East Jerusalem)

I like the lights strung up for the holiday in Occupied East Jerusalem. It should not have to be this complicated. Kareem Ramadan!

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New Humanism Deleuze Critique

I’m just about finished posting about Deleuze and Foucault. I’ll have more to say about Deleuze and Badiou, and Deleuze and Hallward, and Deleuze and Buber. But right now, I want to draw a line, my own line of flight … Continue reading

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“The Children Are Ready to Burn Down The Temple”

Hanging out at the Western Wall for Tisha B’Av I could not help feel that those out mourning the destruction of Bayit Rishon and Bayit Sheni (the First and Second Temples) are going to be the ones whose acts will … Continue reading

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Bar’am Synagogue

I like the little ruin of a synagogue up north at Bar’am. It occupies the same site as Kafr Bir’em, about which I’ve posted below. What strikes me about the byzantine synagogue site is its modest scale and the elegant … Continue reading

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Tisha B’Av Jerusalem View

Spent the fast reading Peter Hallward’s book on Deleuze, Out of This World. The bright burning light in Israel intensifies the look of Tisha B’Av.  

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Irregular Surfaces (In Jerusalem) Tisha B’Av (At the Wall)

  Is this really Israel? Last year I posted a post, “I like Tisha B’Av.” This year, in Jerusalem at the Jewish Quarter and Western Wall, not so much. Not just right wing and orthodox, but stone-like and hermetically sealed. … Continue reading

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Deleuze God

What does God, or rather the idea of God, look like in Deleuze’s system of philosophy? Mostly like nothing at all. God doesn’t appear in the main body of the book on Foucault. Instead, God appears in the appendix which … Continue reading

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Kafr Bir’im (Nakba Place)

On a trip to see a third century synagogue, we stumbled upon these more recent remains. The village of Bir’im was a Maronite Christian village whose inhabitants were expelled internally during the 1948 War of Independence. The order was supposed … Continue reading

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Law, Religion, & The Place of Serenity (Deleuze Foucault)

  Just finished reading Deleuze’s beautiful and remarkable book, Foucault. It may in fact be the most concise recapitulation of Deleuze’s own doxa as much as a reading of Foucault. But you knew that already, right? Here’s what I wasn’t … Continue reading

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