Monthly Archives: July 2020

(Outside In) The Jews and Jewishness (Parochial)

At this exhaustion point in American life, at this tipping point of American Jewish life, it might be a good time to reflect on how little the Jews matter in the world today. By this I mean something specific. After … Continue reading

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What Was Was Was (Gal Cohen)

[Gal Cohen, What Was Was Was (2020)] The shredding of memory into strips seems apropos to both the current moment and to Tisha b’Av

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(Against Submission) Alan Brill reviews/interviews Aaron Koller- Unbinding Isaac

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
I repeatedly hear from a generation of Modern (or Centrist) Orthodox youth, who grew up at the end of the twentieth century, that they were told that Torah Judaism is about…

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(Upside Down) Morningside Park (Coronavirus)

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(Unequal) One State Reality (Democratic) One State Idea

I would include this on a syllabus and am recommending here this professional collection of relatively short but richly sourced “memos” exploring the guts of the One State Reality in Israel and Palestine by social science and Israel and Palestine … Continue reading

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(Yavne) Imagining One State in Israel-Palestine (Peter Beinart)

It has been a long time coming and not much here is new. But at least three things are new about the recent set of two pieces by Peter Beinart, here at Jewish Currents and here at the New York … Continue reading

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Moon Saturn Jupiter

Out and about, late June 2020, 2:00 AM The little bright light was Jupiter; the little-little light to the left was Saturn

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New York July 4, 2020

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Annexation Polls (Dahlia Scheindlin)

  Noted public opinion expert and analyst Dahlia Scheindlin recently conducted a set of questions to Israelis about annexation. Respondents were not given the opportunity to say “I don’t know.”  Of interest in the third slide is the large group … Continue reading

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(Hudson River) Trees

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