Monthly Archives: May 2019

Animals (Franz Marc & Martin Buber)

Yellow Cow This terrestrial surface is a physical place of noise and violence. Redemption is its metamorphosis. Franz Marc, who was killed at Verdun on the Western Front, was a tragic figure to those who memorialized him. Writing his obituary … Continue reading

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(Israel) Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes (Political Spectacle)

Here’s one arm, there’s the other arm of a dominant political beast. It’s like a bomb suddenly went off, shredding the political body of the Jewish right in Israel, an explosion that gives the lie to the notion that there are … Continue reading

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The State of Israel and Religion & State

An unmanageable quid pro quo, religion serving state and the state serving religion does not a pretty picture make.

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(Moshav Me’or Modi’im) Charismatic Spiritual Counter-Culture (Shaul Magid)

(photo credit: Shmuel Silver) I wish he had written a lot more about women, but this piece which you can read here by Shaul Magid is an important bit of spiritual memoir recounting the charismatic spiritual counter-culture of Moshav Mevo … Continue reading

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Light Space (Proclus)

“Thus Proclus’s idea of a preternatural ‘light above the Empyrean’ enables us to draw on the panoply of properties of a natural phenomenon such as light whole not enclosing ourselves in a straitjacket of a reductive physics. The immateriality of … Continue reading

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Jewish Ethics & the Hertz Pentateuch

You know he was going to make a big deal of the so-called Holiness Code (Leviticus 17-22) and there he was. The Hertz Pentateuch tags chapter 19 as “A Manual of Moral Instruction.” These chapters are for Hertz more than … Continue reading

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Telling the Nakba in the Israeli Media

Of interest is how an Israeli media outlet in English can present in human terms a simple story of the Palestinian Nakba without hyperventilating. Whatever one’s political persuasion, human recognition should be basic and key. You can read the story … Continue reading

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