Monthly Archives: September 2014

Barberini Rosh Hashana

The bee was the sign chosen by the Barberinis as their emblem. The Barberinis were an important family in 17th c. Rome. Patrons of the arts and religion, Bareberini bees swarm all over the city and in the Vatican too. … Continue reading

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Rav Kook = Avatar

Rav Kook is Avatar. Master of the 4 basic elements, he brings balance to a chaotic cosmos. Kudos to Sam Brody for this neat little mashup, and for allowing me to post it here at the blog. He merged this … Continue reading

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Responding to the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic & Cultural Boycott of Israel (Cary Nelson)

I’m tired of writing about BDS, but some of you might be interested in the following, which I’m posting without too much comment. Arguments in favor of BDS are often couched in solidarity with Palestinian civil society. What then does one sign … Continue reading

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Little White Church Vernacular Architecture (Manlius Center, New York)

Scouring the internet finds zero information about Manlius Point, New York. East of Syracuse and north of the towns of Fayetteville and Manlius, the diminutive Manlius Point was a way station on the Erie Canal. There’s not much left, except … Continue reading

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Conversation Hasbara (Israel on Campus)

This bit from the Times of Israel, which you can read here, gives an indication about the future of the discourse about Israel on campus to be served up by Hillel International and the Jewish Agency. There’s a related blog linked … Continue reading

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Clinton Square (Syracuse)

Big banks and a Soldier and Sailors Monument stamp public, civic space in downtown Syracuse. Massive and monumental in style, the banks were built in the last decade or two of the 19th century, straddling the Erie Canal as it … Continue reading

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Erie Canal Walk

Once a great engine, hauling goods from New York to Buffalo through Syracuse and back, the Erie Canal has been repurposed as a site for recreation, a green lung running through the Rust Belt.

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