Globular Maimonides (Rehavia) (Jerusalem)


A lot of the streets in the Rehavia neighborhood are named after Spanish Jewish philosophers. This sign indicating a street address on Ben Maimon Street caught my eye. I like its modern form. No less than negative theology, it stands out as simple, white, globular. Splashed in shade and encased in green and concrete, there’s a fly on it.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics.
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One Response to Globular Maimonides (Rehavia) (Jerusalem)

  1. Robert Rosenberg says:

    I lived on Ben Maimon Street in the summer of 1972–in a very different and more innocent time in the history of Israel and Jerusalem. And if I’m not mistaken I lived in 40 Ben Maimon.

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