Monthly Archives: November 2013

(Myth) What Does the Fox Say? (Ylvis)

[Spoiler alert] What does the fox say? I like a lot this little Youtube music-video clip. It was supposed to be a joke by the hosts of a Norwegian variety show. Then it went viral. More profound than meets the … Continue reading

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Breast Tattoo (Women’s Bodies Jewish) (Front Page of the New York Times)

Readers of the print edition of the New York Times will not have missed the sight on today’s front page a photograph of a young woman’s upper torso, the nipple of her exposed breast, just under the scar and a … Continue reading

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(מה שיותר עמוק יותר כחול (1970 (Arik Einstein)

For anyone interested in modern Israel and the new Israeli identity that emerged out the 1960s and into the 1970s and early 1980s, Chemi Shalev’s obituary of the Israeli singer Arik Einstein is a must read. Einstein’s was the baritone … Continue reading

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German (Jewish) (Auto) Orientalism

I raced through and like a lot German Orientalism in the Age of Empire: Religion, Race, and Scholarship by Suzanne Marchand. I did so while getting thoughts together about Franz Rosenzweig, in particular, and the history of German Jewish philosophical orientalism, more … Continue reading

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(Unsafe and Uncivil) “My Heroes Have Always Killed Colonizers” (Leila Khaled)

If Zionism is “settler colonialism” or a simple instance of “state violence” then this kind of expression is one logical conclusion, as much as one might want to disown the (rhetorical) violence.  As reported in the Forward, the stencils were … Continue reading

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CFP: Teaching Jewish Studies: The Introductory Course

Call for Papers: Teaching Jewish Studies: The Introductory Course Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Special Issue: Summer 2014 Guest Editor: Alan Levenson, The University of Oklahoma Shofar invites instructors of the introductory-level Jewish Studies course from all disciplines … Continue reading

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兩岸關係” | “Cross-Strait Relations” | “两岸关系 (13th St)

photos from the Post Garden – Eye SPY Series by Cao Fei (http://www.caofei.com/news.aspx) 135-9211-8072 and 135-8217-9633 by Michael Lin video stills from Phantom Island by Jun Yang (http://www.hiroshima-moca.jp/www/e/artist_jun.html) Lanyu VIII by Charwei Tsai (http://www.charwei.com/) New art from China and about China exploring … Continue reading

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The Wonders of America (Thanksgiving Hannukah 2013 or Cranberry Turkey Doughnuts)

I don’t think anywhere near enough attention goes to the understanding the importance of food in religion-consumer culture. But really, almost all things are possible, in America, or at least in New York City. You need to know where to … Continue reading

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This is Not a Church (Village Presbyterian Synagogue Apartments) (13th Street)

Walking up to and past this Greek revival 1846, the first thing you’ll note is the grand style, the big white columns and white pediment whose bright, sharply defined color and large shapes are set off against the homogeneous, more … Continue reading

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Have Fun In Baltimore!!

Hey Religion Studies Friends! Have fun in Baltimore!!!! Divine, the filthiest person alive: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPRKE0TKbTk Pink Flamingo trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vUd_6FF4AtM

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