Monthly Archives: September 2013

Evening Sky (Syracuse)

I liked how the bright horizontal light at dusk in the evening sky appeared just over a bit of rolling lip of Euclid Ave in Syracuse.

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Ushpizin — Kurosawa (Religion[s] in Film)

Talk about cognitive dissonance. I finally got around the other night to seeing the Israeli movie Ushpizin, available to watch free at Youtube. My favorite shots are the sukkah interiors. And I like the shady characters who enter into its domain, … Continue reading

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Fourth Year of the Blog –Alan Brill & the Orthodox Beat at Emunot ve’Deot

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
This blog celebrated its fourth anniversary this past week during hol ha-moed.  Last year, I forgot to notice the third year milestone. Over this time the posts have gotten longer and…

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Summer Reading 2013

With the Jewish holidays coming right on the heel of Labor Day, it feels finally like it’s time to get back to work. For what it’s worth, this is what I got around to reading this summer into and through … Continue reading

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Yves Klein Monotone Symphony (Religion, Art, Music) (Sonic Nihilation)

Yves Klein, famous for his monotone blue paintings composed and conducted a Monotone Symphony. Composed in the 1960s around same time as John Cage’s 4″3, it was recently reprised in New York. A pure D chord by instruments and voice … Continue reading

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A Geographical Biography Of Moses Maimonides (Arab Aesthetic Naturalism) (Joel Kraemer)

I just finished reading Joel Kraemer’s biography, Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds. The celebratory subtitle, which is actually kind of listless, conceals an important point having to do with the subject’s geographical place in … Continue reading

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Arendt Conference — Wesleyan University

Alas, something’s missing here. The upcoming Arendt Eichmann in Jerusalem conference at Wesleyan promises to be nothing short of fabulous. It’s about as high powered a cocktail as it gets. I’m sorry, though, to see no Jewish Studies representation, and … Continue reading

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