Monthly Archives: April 2019

(Bund) Hagodeh Shel Peysekh With A Socialist Nusekh (1900/19)

‘There’s a lot of nostalgia going on at the anti-Zionist Jewish left for the heyday of Jewish socialism in East Europe. I wish I could read Yiddish or would love to see a complete translation of this Hogedeh with a … Continue reading

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Israeli Black Panther Haggadah (1971)

You can find here a partial translation of the 1971 Israeli Black Panther Haggadah. There are 7 pages of the Hebrew original co-authored by Reuven Abergel and an English translation. Contents include the compilers’ introduction as well as political satirical … Continue reading

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(Brooklyn) Lamb (Paschal)

(photo credit; Marta Braiterman Tanenbaum) Marta also posts: “Inside The Market Place, a huge, bustling new supermarket on East New York A,enue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lubo<itch Hassidic, near “770 Eastern Parkway.” It’s really Schneerson-influenced here. Satmar, Bobo< and other … Continue reading

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A Woman’s Voice & Nocturnal Judaism (Victoria Hannah)

Victoria Hanna performed a piece at the Text Unbound: (Re-)Imagining the Talmud workshop at Bard College organized by Shai Secunda. Some of the performance was taken from Ani Yeshena (I Sleep), drawn from Song of Songs, which you can find … Continue reading

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Text Unbound (Re-)Imagining the Talmud (Bard College)

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(Boom T’rach) Tale of 5 Balloons (An Israeli Political Parable)

There is no happy end to this. Just when you thought that maybe their luck will turn, you know it won’t. In the classical Israeli children’s story from 1974, The Tale of 5 Balloons, the children are so sad that … Continue reading

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The Zionist Idea (Then & Now)

One lovely, the other quite unlovely, compare the cover art of the two editions of Arthur Hertzberg’s classical anthology of ideological writing contained in The Zionist Idea.¬†Once upon a time, one could say, Zionism understood itself as amalgamating culture and … Continue reading

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