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Questions about Ashkenaz & Gender

Responding to colleague-friend-comrades calling for more serious look at East European Jewish history and culture, and with my own stakes in religion, here is another thought about what I’d like to call Ashkenaz. I’m also responding to colleague-friend-comrades Laura Levitt … Continue reading

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An Open Question Re: Eastern Europe and Contemporary Jewish Thought and Philosophy (Ashkenaz)

Looking for help from modern Jewish Studies and Jewish philosophy and thought people: I’m trying to think thru challenges posted by Eliyahu Stern and Shaul Magid that we need to take into account the thought-worlds of East European Jews into … Continue reading

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Judaism, Gender, Secularism, and Religion (Cornell University)

Kudos to Cara Rock Singer for organizing Gendering and Embodying the Jew: Judaism, Secularism, and the Politics of Difference, a workshop held yesterday at Cornell. Alongside the intensive look at gender, most interesting for me is the way religion was … Continue reading

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Anti-Zionism & Anti-Semitism & Jewish Power

Apologies for this long, unpleasant post and the reactive content. Some of the material began to gestate last summer. Rather than string them out over a number of days as individual blogposts, I have composited a set of smaller single … Continue reading

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Jewish Nation State of the Jewish People (Avi Katz)

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Allies (Code Pink + Neturei Karta)

The question is whether one should expect more from the anti-Zionist left than one would from the Neturei Karta in terms of political and moral judgment. Only a universe composed of infinite possibilities can do justice to the alignment of Ariel … Continue reading

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(2’s) Jews & Muslims & POC

This is the pattern: More and more, Jews and Muslims and POC are going to be bound together at the hip in an incredibly complex and painful dynamic of twos. [1] Prominent Muslim Americans and people of color say dodgy … Continue reading

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