Monthly Archives: November 2018

Outline of a 6th C. Portrait of Jesus at Shivta with Short Hair and No Beard

From an article here in Haaretz about an archaeological finding in Shivta, in the Negev desert in Israel. The Jesus who emerges off the wall of the church in this high-resolution photograph is a sixth-century portrait of Jesus with short … Continue reading

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This Is What Politics Looks Like (Nancy Pelosi)

I’ve been posting photographs of political leaders that I find interesting for what they tell us about politics. Here we are given to see the (three quarter?) profile of a master politician in the dark surrounding shadows of deep reflection, … Continue reading

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(Trump) You Don’t Have to Hate Jews to Stoke Anti-Semitism (Joshua Shanes)

Kudos to Joshua Shanes for this remarkable op-ed at the WaPo. Extending Joshua’s argument a little, he bats down the lie that you hear about Trump (and also about anti-Zionism?) that you can’t be an anti-Semite if you don’t hate … Continue reading

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Too Many Humans, Not Enough Souls

On a walk the other week in NYC before the elections there was this message. Apparently, #unlosophy101 is a thing. You can find a link to its Twitter feed here.

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Get OUT and VOTE (2018)

The American Jewish vote is incredibly anxious.

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(A Rabbinic Voice From Israel) Response to Pittsburgh Contra Trump (Rav Moshe Lichtenstein)

I found these words below on the wall of Dov Weiss at FB, responding to the massacre in Pittsburgh and expressing sharp criticism of President Trump. They are by Rav Moshe Lichtenstein, a liberal voice on the modern orthodox/religious Zionist … Continue reading

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(Political Stress Test) American Liberal Jewish Double Down (After Pittsburgh & Trump)

There’s been some comment about “deep splits” in the American Jewish community after Pittsburgh and in reaction to Trump. I don’t see it that way. Sure there are outliers, about which I will comment below, and the Jewish right has … Continue reading

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