Monthly Archives: December 2019

NY Attacks Don’t Show That Black People Have an anti-Semitism Problem by Elad Nehorai

Concerning what we know and what we don’t know about the recent surge in anti-Semitism in Brooklyn impacting Hasidic Jews, how they seem to have popped up out of nowhere, Elad Nehorai writes at Ha’aretz here: Because of the intense … Continue reading

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לחיים

לחיים pic.twitter.com/65I9Emhzgc — Hasidic2 (@hasidic_1) December 29, 2019  

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(Right Size to Survive) Academic Publishing (Jewish Studies & Gary Dunham at Indiana University Press)

I learned this year at the Association for Jewish Studies conference from Gary Dunham, director of Indiana University Press something about academic publishing in today’s market climate. Picking up on a question that a colleague and friend asked him and … Continue reading

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Why Bernie Sanders Can’t Get the Old Jewish Communist Vote OR The Logic of Failed Revolutionaires

One line of argument goes that Bernie Sanders can’t get the Jewish community because he’s “not Jewish enough” or because he supports Palestinian rights (along with liberal-left Zionism). Really the problem for many Jews is that Sanders is too Jewish … Continue reading

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Visual Cues for Jewish Philosophy (Contemporary Art After the Realism of Revelation & Redemption of German Expressionism)

After “revelation and redemption” in the modern German Jewish thought of Buber and Rosenzweig came “authority and law.” Both traded upon the idea of overwhelming power, with strong commitments to the idea of “realization,” i.e. “realized presence,” But somewhere, “the  … Continue reading

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The PARTY (AJS 2019)

(Kudos and gratitude to the inimitable Laura Levitt)

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(Zohar) Snowy Thoughts (Shai Secunda)

נפקא מנה זוהמא בההוא חילא דתלגא במייא, ואקיש בה אשא תקיפא והוה בה פסולת ואתעבידת תהו, מדורא דזוהמא, קינא דפסולת. Through the potency of snow in water emerged slim. Blazing fire struck it, refuse came to be and chaos was … Continue reading

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You’re Brutal Killers (Trump)

Wrapped up in right wing sweet talk, of note is the familiar, intimate kibbitzing between like-minded people at this political convergence of money and power. They go on for almost an hour. It’s hard to know which statement by the … Continue reading

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(Posthuman Catalogue) Jewish Art & Aesthetics of Judaism

Stepping back at the long arc of Jewish art in tandem with the history of Jewish thought gives to view a kind of cataloge. Included are black inky letters their script and configuration, rosettes and arabesques and other ornamental figures, … Continue reading

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(Digital Image & Object) Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments

About the Auschwitz Christmas ornaments on sale at Amazon, here’s an article at wired explaining what happened. These are digital products created by an algorithm which scooped up in a random way public domain images available on the internet. Ready … Continue reading

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