Monthly Archives: September 2022

Jews + Israel + Fasicism

On response to the election of the far right nationalist Giorgia Meloni in Italy are these two columns here and here from Haaretz. No surprise that fascists in Israel support the election of fascists in Europe. This is not, however, … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Netanyahu Will Bless (Rosh Hashana)

h/t Avraham Bronstein, @AvBronstein

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

(Metalogical) Being In The World (Franz Rosenzweig)

Rosenzweig writes against what he calls “negative cosmology” in modern philosophy. In the opening lines of the chapter on the world in part I of The Star of Redemption, describes the world like this, or rather our being in the … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , | 2 Comments

(Modular Body) Mishnah Hands Tumah

“This perceived modularity of the human body is what enables, I suggest, one of the most perplexing rabbinic (or protorabbinic) innovations, namely, the ruling that one’s hands are constantly impure (in a low degree) regardless of the impurity status of … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

A Finite God of Gaps (Franz Rosenzweig)

Better than the infinite and nameless God is the becoming finite God of the gap in the haze of names as thought out by Franz Rosenzweig as he begins to close his chapter on the metaphysical God in The Star … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

First Temple Period Ivory (Ornament)

Recent lovely little finds from the First Temple Period (8th or 7th C. BCE) are made out of ivory. These materiele suggests something about luxury and decoration, the power and influence of ancient Judea, at the time a vassal to … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Yeshiva Gate (Twitter)

Howls of righteous rage and fury are unscrolling in real time at Twitter, from those whom the Hasidic schools failed miserably and their allies among modern orthodox Jews. MT asked me whom to follow and here are some recommendations. Shulim … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chabad At Church of the Resurrection (Manhattan)

Posted in uncategorized | 2 Comments