Monthly Archives: December 2019

A New Consensus in Israel about What Being Jewish Really Means

Excellent piece by Tomer Persico on the “liberalization” of Jewishness and Judaism in Israel today. The carefully wrought takeaway: “But the importance of the current situation goes well beyond the political arena. The evolving Jewish identity represents a sort of … Continue reading

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(Hashtag) Heteronomy @ the AJS (Martin Kavka)

The slightest correction to a Martin Kavka hashtag: #WeAreTooOldForHeteronomyAtTheAJS#NotEvenAsAPaperTopic  

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(AJS Annual Conference) Picks (2019)

Contrary to what what some people say, the AJS is a good place for Jewish philosophy and thought. A page is being turned. At this year’s upcoming annual conference in San Diego, there is not much by way of Buber, … Continue reading

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OOF (Ed Ruscha) (New MoMA)

Ed Ruscha, OOF, 1962 (reworked 1963); oil on canvas “The single word, its guttural monosyllabic pronunciation, that’s what I was passionate about,” Ruscha has said of his early work. “Loud words, like slam, smash, honk.” The comic-book quality of these … Continue reading

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