Monthly Archives: November 2014

Faith Mission Baptist Church (Harlem)

Ramshackle brick, Faith Mission Baptist Church is on W. 117th Street in Harlem between Adam Clayton Powell and Malcom X Blvds. The white crucifix signage is ubiquitous markers for Baptist churches in the city. Bright things, they call attention to the … Continue reading

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Myth and Modernity: The End Point of Zionism

Originally posted on Tomer Persico – English:
On June 10, 1967, just three days after Col. Mordechai “Motta” Gur had famously declared, “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi Isser Yehuda Unterman said that Halakha (traditional religious…

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Apollo (Harlem)

On a new Harlem walk, up to 130th Street, and then down 5th, I caught this view of the Apollo Theater down 125th from Lenox, decked out with Christmas lights. I like how the picture came out, dotted by the black … Continue reading

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what’s wrong with “The Nation-State” “of” “The Jewish People”

The precise language of the proposed Basic Law being debated in Israel does more than codify Israel as a “Jewish State.” The law’s purpose is to define Israel as “The Nation-State of the Jewish people.” It’s a peculiar and even … Continue reading

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Walk Along the Palisades

Close to the river, a Hudson River walk along the Palisades under the Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey .

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Anti-Democratic Israel Jewish Nationality Law

This image posted by Tzipi Livni on Facebook shows in a visual way the damage that the proposed Jewish nationality law does to the fabric of the country’s political culture. The text is from Israel’s Declaration of Independence. All reference … Continue reading

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God Would Have To Have A Body (Edmund Husserl) (Ideas II)

Part one of Husserl’s Ideas II is given over to the phenomenological “constitution of material nature.” Of all places, it’s here that Husserl speculates about God and spirits as embodied, about the objectivity of a world saturated by subjectivity (95, … Continue reading

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