Monthly Archives: August 2014

Liberal Zionism (Social Contract & Limited Sovereign Right)

About liberal Zionism. that much maligned thing, I posted the other day a little note that went unappreciated by some. By way of apology, the note was meant only as a note. Here I’m posting below thoughts I’ve published elsewhere … Continue reading

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Gawanus Canal

One of the most polluted places in New York City. Full of typhoid and gonorrhea, it’s now the site of a U.S. superfund. They’re going to clean out the Gawanus Canal and develop the hell out of it.  

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Liberal Zionist (A Note from the Center)

Much has been said against the liberal Zionist. To the rightwing, he or she is a leftist. But for left anti-Zionists, there is no position held in greater contempt. In the following couple of days, I want to post a … Continue reading

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Moon Over Harlem

A brooding presence, is this what Shekhina looks like?

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Jews Israel BDS (Tricycle Theater)

The best argument that I have seen against demanding that Jews honor BDS might be the editorial at the Guardian from Friday 8 August 2014. It has to do with self-determination and free association, that is, the right of Jews … Continue reading

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Cosmos Consolation (Isaiah 40)

This week’s haftarah reading taken from Deutero-Isaiah in the synagogue for Shabbat builds upon a sense of a world. From Isaiah chapter 40, the vision of the cosmos is that of a big world, a vast world, full of rugged … Continue reading

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Ethical Culture (New York)

Dedicated to ever increasing knowledge and to the practice and love of right, Pretty rich, at Central Park West and 64th St, this is what Ethical Culture looks like. It’s the form it took. The facade is steeped in history.

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Circles or Tipping Point? (Gaza 2014)

If and when the fighting resumes in Gaza and Israel, do we continue to say what we have already said, and continue to report, post and continue think, and continue to cry the same things that we’ve already reported, posted, … Continue reading

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Hamas Gaza Nakba

An image is a crystallized appearance with which to assess a phrase. Next to these kinds of photographs coming out of Gaza, I don’t understand this claim by Hamas political bureau leader Ismail Haniyeh that, “the image of destruction seen by the world … Continue reading

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Photographs in Gaza 1. “What contribution am I making?” Tyler Hicks

Originally posted on Touching Photographs:
Cover of the New York Times, July 17, 2014. Photo Credit: Tyler Hicks The photo may endure even if its subject does not. In the New York Times Lens Blog, the recently returned photographer Tyler…

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