Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jonathan Boyarin on Menashe Unger’s Tales of the Kotzker Rebbe

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
Many years ago long before I visited Poland, I read a wonderful volume From a Ruined Garden: The Memorial Books of Polish Jewry by Jack Kugelmass & Jonathan Boyarin (1983) consisting…

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(Conference) Hans Blumenberg in Jerusalem PHILOSOPHICAL AND LITERARY PERSPECTIVES (Van Leer Institute)

Hans Blumenberg in Jerusalem PHILOSOPHICAL AND LITERARY PERSPECTIVES Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 14:30-19:00, at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute   14:30-14:45 Greetings Gabriel Motzkin, Director, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute Ohad Nachtomy, Head, Department of Philosophy, Bar-Ilan University 14:45-17:00 Philosophical … Continue reading

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CFP – Making Individual Memory Visible in the Public Space

Call for Papers – Making Individual Memory Visible in the Public Space Third ISA Forum Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2016 Host committee: RC38 Biography and Society Both traditional historical and classical memory narratives were greatly determined by the recollection of … Continue reading

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CFP: Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition (edited volume)

Call for Proposals: Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition (edited volume) by Michael Woods Looking for articles in early modern and modern periods for an edited volume (ed. Corinne E. Blackmer and Vitaly Chernoivanenko) titled Queer Loves in the Jewish Tradition.  … Continue reading

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Color Tulip Plant

The closer in you get, the color begins to lose its plant-like aspects.

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Iconodulic Judaism (Moshe Idel)

Torah is an icon, the shape of God in physical form. This can refer to the individual graphic word or letter, or to the Torah scroll itself as a physical cult-object. Making a Torah scroll is to make an image … Continue reading

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Freddie Gray Baltimore (Aryeh Cohen at Justice in the City)

I’m not sure at what point I realized just how segregated a place Baltimore is. As I remember it, Baltimore was a place with tough ethnic enclaves (WASP, Polish, Irish, Jewish), where the races never mixed, not easily or on … Continue reading

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NEH Grants: Humanities in the Public Square

http://www.neh.gov/grants/public/humanities-in-the-public-square Humanities in the Public Square Deadline June 24, 2015 for Projects Beginning January 2016 Award Info:  Up to $300,000 for the one-year project period;  applications requesting >$150,000 should aim to implement an ambitious project with a broad geographic reach … Continue reading

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Saul Bellow’s Moses Herzog: A Literary Treatment of the Traveling Schlemiel (Part II)

Originally posted on Schlemiel Theory:
Since he is in constant motion, Saul Bellow’s schlemiel, Moses Herzog can’t hold on to things. He moves from place to place, from memory to memory, and from slow motion to speed. His narrative can…

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Syracuse Canal Street Walk

After dropping off the car at the mechanic, I knocked around Canal, Water, and Erie on a walk from Beech Street back over and then up the hill to the University. As the street names suggest, the Erie Canal used … Continue reading

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