Monthly Archives: March 2018

חמץ (Pink)

(chag sameach)

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Anti-Semitism Derangement Syndrome (Friends of Jeremy Corbyn)

Powerful “special interest groups,” “control of the media,” and so on. If people stopped talking, maybe this episode in the UK would correct itself in due course. But each utterance only makes matters worse. According to this article in the Daily Telegraph, this … Continue reading

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(Satmar and the Holocaust) Sectarian and Visionary (Va’Yoel Moshe)

Guiding undergraduates through an English language introduction to the Yoel Teitelebaum’s Va’Yoel Moshe presents something of a difficulty. What exactly is this thing? Does it reflect a mainstream of orthodox and ultra-orthodox thinking, or is it something of the outlier, … Continue reading

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(Gas Lighting) Art & Anti-Semitism (Mear One)

Immensely frustrating is the contention voiced by some defenders of the faith that this image at the heart of a genuine hue and cry about anti-Semitism and the left in the UK is NOT an anti-semitic image. It’s the very … Continue reading

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(Death & Symmetry) Foxtrot (Samuel Moaz)

(Spoiler Alert) So many of the reviews about Foxtrot have focused on politics and the Occupation, which is well enough, as these operate as the background situation to the action and non-action of the 2017 film by Samuel Moaz. The … Continue reading

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March 23: Along the Road to Bet She’an

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Originally posted on Touching Photographs:
Gavriel is the one running, the one with the flowing hair. He looks like he might be at home in a coffee shop with a guitar on his knee, passing a joint. I remember Gavriels…

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Kosher Cloned Pork (Halakhah & the Biological Sciences)

According to the rabbi in this article in the Times of Israel, Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization in Israel, cloned meat loses its animal character, thus permitting the kosher consumption of cloned pork, with milk. The opinion suggests … Continue reading

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Affect & Potential (Aristotle)

When defining affect, many will go back to Spinoza, the capacity for being affected.  More useful perhaps is this from Aristotle which I think should be read in tandem with this bit on potentiality. The first puts the emphasis on alteration, … Continue reading

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Tillerson (Pirkei Avot 2:6)

About day old news about the recent Tillerson removal from the State Department, which is already old news, I was reminded of an even older rabbinic dictum. Among the many fine sayings ascribed to Hillel in Pirkei Avot and elsewhere … Continue reading

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Jane (Death & Primate Aggression)

(SPOILER ALERT) I missed seeing Jane, the documentary on Jane Goodall by Brett Morgan when it was out in the theaters. It aired last night on television on the National Geographic channel. Taking a break from I Claudius and from thinking … Continue reading

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