Monthly Archives: May 2018

Zadie Smith writes about Philip Roth, Writing, Literature, and Imperfection

Some words by Zadie Smith at the New Yorker remembering Philp Roth and human complexity. You can read the whole thing here: “For Roth, literature was not a tool of any description. It was the venerated thing in itself. He … Continue reading

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(Gaza) March of Return & The Status Quo Ante

It would be a mistake not to see the multiple ways in which all the actors involved in the March of Return are acting rationally, on both sides of the border. Looked at from two sides, this is a harsh, … Continue reading

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Spring White & Deep Purple

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Israel & Russia Post-Holocaust (Matter & Memory)

I doubt there will be much notice of this event in the western press, but you can read about it here at Ynet Benjamin Netanyahu was Vladimir Putin invited guest at the Kremlin at the ceremony marking Russia’s World War II victory over … Continue reading

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Embryos & Animals in the Mishnah (Rachel Neis)

(R. R. Neis, Embryotics for Beginners, 2015, mixed media on paper, 12″x18″) Jewish Studies can use a lot more theory, but theories, especially new ones, are only as good as they work. They need to be tested on stuff. Do theories … Continue reading

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Foroys Blog (Old School Jewish Socialism)

An anti-Zionist friend recommended a post at this blogsite and I am recommending it, the Foroys Blog, to anyone and everyone, but especially to my comrades in modern Jewish Studies. The Foroys combines the memory of old school Jewish socialism and … Continue reading

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Movement and Time Images (Deleuze) (Cinema 1 Cinema 2)

I am trying to get a handle on the two primary types of image, the “movement image” and the “time image” in Deleuze two books on cinema. Each with their own specific variations, these two primary topoi are the respective … Continue reading

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