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Persian Fallow Deer (Biblical)

This from an article in the Jerusalem Post, “Persian fallow deer once thrived in Israel and were mentioned in the Bible. Known as Dama dama mesopotamica in Latin or Yahmor Parsi in Hebrew, it is believed to be the roebuck mentioned in the … Continue reading

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The New New Jewish Left (Samuel Hayim Brody Reads Atalia Omer)

For a uniquely keen analysis of the new new (anti-Zionist) Jewish left, you can find here Samuel Hayim Brody’s sympathetic-critical read of Atalia Omer’s Days of Awe: Reimagining Jewishness in Solidarity with Palestinians. Tagging the rhetorical difference between “Judaism” and … Continue reading

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(Theo-Political Aesthetics) Buber (Event Object Vision)

Having reading Schmitt about representation and visibleness in the political theology of the Catholic Church, the question was raised by C. about “representation” in the theopolitics of the Hebrew Bible. We were reading in Prophetic Faith. I could have said … Continue reading

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(Teaching) Anti-Semitism (I Don’t Want To)

Pure poison, I do not want to have to teach a course on Anti-Semitism in order for Jewish Studies to be relevant in the current climate enveloping American universities. And why us? With all due and genuine respect to colleagues … Continue reading

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New Jersey Turnpike (Wet)

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Schubert (In the Car)

Because I react violently to romantic-classical music, this could have actually happened today, having chanced upon and deciding, for your sake only, to listen in on the closing minutes of  the Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (the Trout Quintet)

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Naive & Sentimental (November 3, 2020)

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(CFP) Jewish Thought in Times of Crisis (Special Issue of Religions)

Special Issue Editors: Elias Sacks and Andrea Dara Cooper This issue will examine encounters between Jewish thought and crisis (with both terms being broadly defined), exploring ways in which Jewish thinkers have generated, navigated, and overcome crises and ruptures. The … Continue reading

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Biden (2020)

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I Do Not Understand American Christendom (2020 Elections)

Now is as good a time to say it as not. I do not understand American Christendom, the underlying goodness and underlying depravity at the base of this majoritarian human phenomenon. I understand the myth of American exceptionalism, freedoms,  and … Continue reading

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