Monthly Archives: June 2020

Israel Annexation & International Law

Explaining the legal ins and outs of annexation (domestic and international) is this interview here with Pnina Sharvit Baruch, described as a 20-year veteran of the Israel Defense Forces’ International Law Department, the department’s head from 2003 to 2009, a … Continue reading

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(Bloody Water) Trump Square (Petah Tikvah)

[h/t@Allupdatesi] In Petach Tikva, Israel, someone scrawled, “Annexation will cost us in blood.” Reported here

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(Jews4BlackLives Kavvanot) Ritual Toolkit (JFREJ)

Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) put together “In the Streets and In Your Home: Jews4BlackLives Ritual Toolkit” which you can find here. Students of contemporary Jewish history and culture will instantly recognize this project as part of decades … Continue reading

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Buddhist Gods & Pandemics (Coronavirus)

Excellent piece here at Immanent Frame by Brian Lowe about Buddhist Gods, pandemics, and political power:   But these gods did not only protect. They also observed and reported transgressors, who would in turn be punished. The celestial realm was itself a … Continue reading

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From Messianism to Real Estate (American Jews & Jewish Settlements in the West Bank)

Too long a tale to tell here, the origins of the Jewish settlement project in the occupied West Bank after the 1967 Six Day War was an indigenous phenomenon ideologically rooted in the Israeli religious right and the messianic imagination. … Continue reading

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(Without Justice And Without A Judge) Tulsa (לית דין ולית דיין)

לית דין ולית דיין The accounts here of gruesome death from the race-massacre in Tulsa bring to mind the words of the arch heretic in midrash and Talmud, Elisha ben Abuye, reflecting in response to Roman rule; the world is … Continue reading

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Judaism, Pandemic, and Race-Terror (Susannah Heschel)

Simply one of the best things out there from a Jewish perspective tying together into a single word a response to the Coronavirus pandemic and to the pandemic of anti-black racism in America. Susannah Heschel posted it here at Immanent … Continue reading

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White Nationalism At Tablet

[h/t Jeffrey Blutinger] Why would a prominent online magazine of crypto-conservative Jewish culture and politics publish “American Racist: A Q & A with Kevin MacDonald, the country’s most influential white identitarian ideologue”? A large indented block quote by interviewer David … Continue reading

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New York City Civil War Memorials

New York City Civil War Memorials are on the right side of history. And then, of course, the street names, especially in Brooklyn.

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(Anti-Monument) Lives & Deaths of Racist Images

. Idols and icons lead complex lives, they enact suffering and they suffer violence when screws turn. Historian and theorist of art and architecture and post-Holocaust memorialization, James Young writes here on memory and counter-memory, monuments and counter- or anti-monuments, … Continue reading

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