Monthly Archives: March 2015

Some Thoughts re: New Jewish Philosophy and Thought at Indiana University Press

Did Jewish philosophy ever make it to the table? The question has bedeviled the field. Not so much “who,” but “what” comes next in Jewish Philosophy and Thought after its students would seem to have nearly exhausted the 20th century … Continue reading

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New Jewish Philosophy and Thought (Indiana University Press)

Indiana University Press announces New Jewish Philosophy and Thought, a book series that publishes innovative approaches to the field of Jewish philosophical studies. The series looks for new methodologies, topics, concepts, and conversation partners in order to project a space … Continue reading

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New Jewish Philosophy and Thought (Indiana University Press)

Indiana University Press announces New Jewish Philosophy and Thought, a book series that publishes innovative approaches to the field of Jewish philosophical studies. The series looks for new methodologies, topics, concepts, and conversation partners in order to project a space … Continue reading

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French Gothic New York (Church of the Holy Trinity)

Does it belong to the urban fabric? Well, yes and no. Consecrated in 1899, Church of the Holy Trinity is Episcopalian. It is sunk back off of E.88th Street between First and Second Avenues in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. … Continue reading

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Incitement (Benjamin Netanyahu)

As the recent election results continue to unfold in Israel, I’m thinking about the dangerous political power of language to incite mobs. Benjamin Netanyahu is an old hand at whipping it up. There were the poison words whispered many years … Continue reading

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Lena Dunham — Dog or Jewish Boyfriend?

Is Lena Dunham an “anti-Semite” or just brilliant funny?  Published here in the New Yorker, you can take the quiz for yourself: Lena Dunham — Dog or Jewish Boyfriend Do the following statements refer to (a) my dog or (b) … Continue reading

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LIME Student Group at Syracuse University (Sayed Kashua)

Kudos! Dedicated to dialogue about Israel and Palestine, The LIME at SU student group put on an awesome event last night, hosting Israeli novelist Sayed Kashua. With Jews and Arabs, Maxwell Auditorium was packed. Here’s their FB page for more information. … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies at Syracuse University (Brochure)

Fresh from the printer after what feels like years of work. I’m delighted with how the new brochure came out. One above the other, heaven and earth in a material key. Is this what Jewish Studies looks like at Syracuse? … Continue reading

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Flat & Stark (On the Road in Central Illinois)

On my way back home from Bloomington-Normal, I hopped a rental and drove up rt. 55 to O’hare to pick up my flight. Better than the fly over, it’s been years since I drove through anything so flat. Most dramatic were … Continue reading

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Word of God Seminar Series (Columbia University)

What does it mean for something to be ‘the word of God?’ What are the origins, forms, and functions of this concept? This seminar series investigates what it means within the traditions of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, with a … Continue reading

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