The Star of Redemption (New York State Fair) (Ferris Wheel)


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Franz Rosenzweig thought that “the star of redemption” looks like a human face. But I think it looks like a ferris wheel: a pod for human habitation spinning in circles around in the dark, powered by the artificially constructed and contrived system of moving parts to which it is attached.

About zjb

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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