Monthly Archives: June 2015

St John The Divine Residential Towers (View Looking Up From Morningside Avenue) (June 2015)

View from downstairs alongside Morninside Park looking up at the new residential construction being built along the north wall of St John the Divine. The top of the building looks like it was angled intentionally to follow and complement the … Continue reading

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Judith Butler Parting Ways – A Jewish Philosophy Symposium

This symposium on Parting Ways is just out in the print version of the journal Political Theology. It includes contributions by Sarah Hammerschlag, Larisa Reznik, Martin Kavka, Vincent Lloyd, and myself with a response by the author, Judith Butler. There … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality (Liberal Society & Religion) (OBERGEFELL v. HODGES)

With no special legal competence, I read with particular interest the Supreme Court ruling and dissents on OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, which you can read here. I’m posting below my mash-up of each opinion, which I reorganized according to these rubrics: … Continue reading

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Car Wash Chelsea

Iconic looking car wash, iconic looking tourists down in Chelsea, at the corner of 10th Avenue and 24th Street.

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(Jewish) Marriage Equality (Huppa)

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Bronx Little Italy (Church and Community)

Which comes first, the chicken or egg? I never heard of the Little Italy up and around Arthur Avenue, the commercial heart of the Belmont neighborhood in the Bronx, just south from Forhdam University. In this ethnic-religious enclave, everything about … Continue reading

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The God and The Gods Of Ancient Canaanite Israel (The Early History of God) (Mark S. Smith)

Reading Mark Smith’s eminent study throws light on the way that The Early History of God, indeed the early history of God itself, is a history of the image in which that figure has been cast and recast over time. … Continue reading

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Religion & Science (W. 120th Street)

Looking west from near the corner of W. 120th St. and Broadway, Riverside Cathedral and the still-waiting-for-its-donor-name Northwest Corner Building stand out as distinct architectural emblems of religion and science. They are proximate, each one across the way from the other.

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Signs of Empire & Buddha Fashionistas (China: Through The Looking Glass)

A society of spectacle –Chinese and Chinese inspired fashion illuminated brightly by film, art, sculpture, and religion. Turning up my nose, I had no intention to see China: Through the Looking Glass, this summer’s blockbuster at the Metropolitan Museum of … Continue reading

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Whiteness In Media Res (Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, Dylann Storm Roof)

The problem with race in this country isn’t blackness. It’s whiteness. Impossible to get one’s mind around, it has been a curious and now painful news cycle. There’s something sad about Rachel Dolezal and the negative, even nasty policing that … Continue reading

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