Monthly Archives: January 2021

(Jewish) Prayer (Gentile Kings and Democratic Country)

  This 16th prayer, of Portuguese origin, Ha’Noten Teshua (He Who Gives Salvation) was then translated into English and presented by  Menasseh ben Israel to Oliver Cromwell in 1655. It became the template in traditional Jewish prayer and still appears … Continue reading

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Zachary Taylor (Trump Insurrection) (2021)

A bust of former President Zachary Taylor was defaced with a red substance that appeared to be blood.Credit…Jason Andrew for The New York Times

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“What is the Mishnah?” an International Zoom Workshop Sponsored by Harvard University

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (All day) to Thursday, January 21, 2021 (All day) Location:  On Zoom Links to join the individual sessions are pasted below, please register in advance:  (after registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the … Continue reading

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(Rashi) Translation At Sefaria (FYI)

In case anyone did not know and wanted to know, the Rashi commentary to the entire Hebrew Bible (Pentateuch + Prophets + Writings) is up translated at Sefaria. You can find it here. I’ve poked around a little here and … Continue reading

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God in the Poetics of Space (Bachelard)

Some of the mentions of God and gods in Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space are only incidental and unremarkable. While the most meager appearance of the word is “just” a figure of speech, in a meditation on poetics and imagination, … Continue reading

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