Monthly Archives: September 2019

Friends, Enemies, and Fish (Shana Tova)

“To all of our friends, enemies, and blood enemies: Happy New Year” Der Groyser Kundes (Yiddish satirical; early 20th C) h/t Zackary Sholem Berger

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Trump, Rudy, Sam, and Volodymyr

(A lot of you out there might have real problems with Uncle Sam, but still…) (h/t Adam Black and Jonathan Karp)

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(Jewish Emancipation) Teaching Marx & On the Jewish Question

I am sure this probably includes a great many colleagues across the Humanities and also scholars of Marx, and Marxian theorists. This is all the more true when Jewishness is reduced to another expression of “whiteness.” But the sudden realization … Continue reading

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De-Realized Social Space in Central New York

Maybe new owners will buy this place up, but for now this empty site is a de-realized social space. Nature resumes its course; the weeds begin to grow in with their own lush life around this sign of small town … Continue reading

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(Horrid Ideas) The Tikvah Fund & The Racist Right in Israel

Always academic undercover, there was nothing ever innocent about the Tikvah Fund. In the States, they have since shut down their field operations, at Princeton and NYU. This article here at Haaretz includes in its analysis of the influence of … Continue reading

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(Idea & History) Hermann Cohen After Marx

[Max Lieberman, Women Plucking Geese (1871)] In the introduction to the Religion of Reason, Hermann Cohen claims that the unity and uniqueness of the idea of God “elevates belief to a speculative height that by comparison all other problems become … Continue reading

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(Aversion & Affection) Reading for Gender in Rosenzweig

Thank you and kudos to Willi Goetschel and Susan Shapiro for organizing this long awaited special edition of Bamidbar on gender and Rosenzweig. Here is the web address.  Shapiro introduces the edition followed by critical readings by Mara Benjamin, Gesine … Continue reading

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