Monthly Archives: December 2014

Martin Buber Online (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Co-penned by Michael Zank and yours truly, the revised entry for Martin Buber is now up online at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Both compressed and comprehensive, what I hope it adds to the picture of Buber in the secondary … Continue reading

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Conference: Images of Perfection (Jerusalem)

Religion, aesthesis, and philosophy. I’m very excited to be part of this interdisciplinary conference, January 5-7 at the Hebrew University. Much of the brains behind it were Shai Secunda’s, whose work on Talmud is spinning out into aesthetic culture. Sessions … Continue reading

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Invisible Cathedral (St John The Divine North Wall)

These pictures are already a couple of weeks old, but I’m posting them now in the interest of documentation. The construction of the new residential towers is well underway alongside the north wall of St. John the Divine on W.113th … Continue reading

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Slow, Violent & Dreamy (No Country for Old Men)

I finally got around to see No Country for Old Men. Looking to find what I already knew I was going to find, here are the impressions that continue to stand out in my mind. [1] The movie is both … Continue reading

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Theater Space & Jewish Community (Ari Roth at the DCJCC)

The unfolding and painful story about Ari Roth at the Washington D.C. JCC (DCJCC) touches upon basic points of interest to (Jewish) political philosophy. What is a community? How are communities formed, negotiated, and re-negotiated in relation to movement between … Continue reading

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The Awesome Power of the Holy Christmas Night

The imminent birth of the Christ baby brings a city of 8 million people to a virtual halt. Merry Christmas to all who celebrate.

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Committe on Academic Freedom & Tenure: The Steven Salaita Report (UIUC)

The Committee on Academic Freedom and Tenure at UIUC submitted should be a mixed report about the Steven Salaita controversy. No one is looking good, not the university administration and not Salaita himself. On the one hand, it excoriates the … Continue reading

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