Monthly Archives: October 2018

Design Politics of Racism in Israel (2018)

There is the racist content and the fascist friend/enemy crouch. There is evidence as to the way that religion, in this case, the religion of Judaism and the fear of Islam, is used to manipulate the political discourse in Israel, … Continue reading

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(Not a Symbol) Bright Menorah Fresco in Dark Place (Catacomb Vill Torloni)

Apart from providing some historical background information, the best thing about this article in Haaretz which you can read here about the restoration work on the Jewish catacomb  in Villa Torloni concerns the conflict and compromise between the religion and … Continue reading

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Conference: A German-Jewish Hermeneutics (Lehigh) (Oct. 29-30)

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Genesis High Sublime English Bourgeois Dudgeon (Hertz Commentary)

At Ansche Chesed the old Hertz edition of Pentateuch & Haftorah sit off neglected in the row of pews to the right and to the left of the two large rows of pews occupying the center column of the sanctuary. There, … Continue reading

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Lara Alqasem & Study Abroad in Israel

The story about Lara Alqasem, about which you can read here, is a far more serious threat to academic study abroad programs in Israel than this or that professor or TA refusing to write letters of recommendation to students interested … Continue reading

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(Political Icon of Northern Aggression) November 2018 Feels Like the Civil War (William Tecumseh Sherman)

I’ll confess that during these days of rage what brings out the worst in me are the stories about Trump, the GOP, and rightwing radio jocks revving up the base with vicious attacks against Blasey-Ford and Ramirez because they think/know … Continue reading

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Pontius Pilate Was a Hottie

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