Monthly Archives: July 2019

Bulls Will Then Be Offered at the Kasbah Messianic Grill (Thank God)

At 251 WEST 85th Street, between Broadway and West End Avenue. From their website: Our story begins in New York City in the 1980s. The Dery brothers’ were born in Morocco and raised in Israel where they were greatly influenced by … Continue reading

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Brickwork & Theatrical Ornament (Riverside Drive)

From a distance, the ornamental  feature up by the roof-line drew our attention. I zoomed in with my trusty digital zoom lens to get a closer look at what turned out to be an old-fashioned  baby-cherub. We then went on … Continue reading

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Letter to a Donor (Jewish Studies)

Our donors at Syracuse have never sought to interfere with or influence Jewish Studies programming. I just send a letter expressing profound appreciation to an individual donor in thanks for a small, ongoing gift. I meant every word of it. … Continue reading

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“The Holocaust” (Dramaturgy and Moral Order)

Is “this” a concentration camp? Are “they” Nazis? Do they compare? How can one compare? Setting aside intentional arguments about history allows us to see that the why, when, and how of the Holocaust (in the form of Holocaust memory, … Continue reading

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New York City Waterfall

nature is so beautiful 😍 pic.twitter.com/4ZIqUN15y5 — David Mack (@davidmackau) July 23, 2019 Mighty and apocalyptic conflux of places, this flooding of a New York City subway station looks and sounds like a waterfall, looks and sounds like a piece … Continue reading

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Nothing Happens: Three stories in the South Hebron Hills

Originally posted on Touching Photographs:
Nothing can happen in many different ways. When it does happen it is always eventful, full of tension and suspense. Sometimes nothing takes a very long time, and often a lot of work to happen.…

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New York City Green Revolution Building

Pretty to look at, this residential apartment building in Morningside Heights is about to be eaten alive by the English Ivy.

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(Contestation of Statements) The US Holocaust Memorial Museum & The Scholars’ Petition

Who is a Nazi? What is a concentration camp? The politicians have done their damage throwing Holocaust bombs at each other, leaving the rest of us involved professionally in this line of inquiry to sort through and volatilize further the … Continue reading

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#Never Again & Other Holocaust Objects Only Addle

Holocaust objects are widely recognizable and shared objects that convey Holocaust memory and the trauma that Holocaust memory carries. As old technologies, archaic today, they used to set that memory in stone. Examples include iconic photographs, historical sites, monuments, novels … Continue reading

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Teaching the Holocaust Again

I wrote the following notes after having taught at Syracuse my Holocaust class, the focus of which is Jewish religious response to the Holocaust. This post seems apt and I have since added to it. While keeping to the basic … Continue reading

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