Monthly Archives: April 2022

Virtual Reality Of Holocaust Memory

There is probably no way around that the future of Holocaust memory is going to be virtual. As explained here by Esther Zandberg, architecture critic at Ha’aretz, “The litany of new terms appearing in ads for virtual exhibitions at Holocaust … Continue reading

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Moral Meaning and the Holocaust (James Loeffler)

This piece here by James Loeffler on the one and the many and the Holocaust and comparative analysis is superbly nuanced. Of particular interst is Raphael Lemkin and the formulation of intenrational protocols defining genocide. While I do not necessarily … Continue reading

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(ADL) Anti-Semitism Algorithm

Critics of the ADL are invited to pile on, but, for all that, I am posting here a precis and the full report here of their Online Hate Index. It’s an AI program whose alogrithm tracks anti-Semitic content at Twitter … Continue reading

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(James Loeffler) After Charlottesville: Antisemitism, Race, Law (Rudolph Lecture)

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Sefat Emet Passover

I added here a digest of the Sefat Emet on Passover to this digest of the Sefat Emet, but you’ll have to scroll down to the bottom or word-search “Passover.”

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The Hasidic Seder Plate is an Objet de Fantasie

I’ll post more later from Batsheva Goldman-Ida’s Hasidic Art and Kabbalah, but I want to share these three pictures in particular for the Passover holiday. In part, I’m choosing these three photographs because they are themselves rather remarkable. The photographs by … Continue reading

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(Marc Chagall) Les Israélites mangent l’Agneau de la Pâque (1931)

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(Still Lachrymose) The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom (Robert Chazan)

Invaluable for students of Jews and Jewish Studies is the focus Robert Chazan puts on Christians and Christendom in this neat little survey. The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom 1000-1500 is maybe the best one-stop-shop historical study explaining what happened … Continue reading

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Stone Cold Truth at Tablet is Schlock

Tablet Magazine is not a serious outlet. It comes across as petty and small bore. The Sunday New York Times on Sunday, April 10, 2022 ran wrenching stories about massacres in Ukraine and state repression in Russia as it seems … Continue reading

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