Search Results for: Tikvah Fund

Have Your Cake & Eat It (Right Left Anti-Semitism at Tablet)

Tablet Magazine is a platform for the neo-conservative Jewish right. It always has been, like its sister site at the mostly defunct Tikvah Fund, mixing political content into parve Jewish cultural content. As a case in point, for anyone wondering … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | 4 Comments

“Free/Fuck Palestine” Echo Chamber

No, it’s not fair to put some blame on the anti-Israel anti-Zionism folk for the recent vandalism at the Workman’s Circle in Los Angeles. Discourse is never “fair.” A discourse is a grouping of performative statements and acts over which … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Neoconservative Jewish Identity Architecture (Beit Avi Chai)

Right wing Jewish architecture looks like this. Beit Avi Chai  on King George St. is the Jerusalem headquarters of the Avi Chai Fund. It is endowed by Zalman C. Bernstein, the same neoconservative Wall Street guy who put up all … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Consumption, Fertility, Orthodox Judaism (David Brooks)

Open-orthodox friends of mine at FB were all over the recent David Brooks paean at the NYT to orthodox fertility and constricted possibilities. After going through and telling his readers about the assembled glories at the snack section of a luxury … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

More Rightwing Jewish Studies (The Shalem Center)

The most-recent-most-rightwing-government-in-the-history-of Israel is now on the way to accrediting the rightwing Shalem Center as an academic institution. It’s more American neoconservative hucksterism making its mark on Jewish Studies and Jewish philosophy, both here in the U.S. and in Israel. … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Pictures Matter (The Shape of Neoconservative Jewish Thought) (Leo Strauss)

What does Judaism and Jewish thought look like? That would depend on the look and the looker. These are the visuals promoting the undergraduate summer program organized at Princeton University by the neoconservative Tikvah Fund. I found them at the … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Publications

BOOKS  The Shape of Revelation (2007) (http://www.amazon.com/Shape-Revelation-Aesthetics-Thought Stanford/dp/0804753210/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327276709&sr=1-2) (God After Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought (1998) http://www.amazon.com/God-After-Auschwitz-Zachary-Braiterman/dp/0691059411/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1327277767&sr=1-3 The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: The Modern Era (co-edited with Martin Kavka & David Novak) http://www.amazon.com/Cambridge-History-Jewish-Philosophy-Modern/dp/0521852439/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346272371&sr=1-2 SELECTED ARTICLES Revelation … Continue reading

| Leave a comment

More Conservative Money and New Jewish Culture (Hostile Takeover) (The Shalem Center)

Kudos to Naomi Zeveloff  for the article in the Jewish Forward on the training of rightwing pro-Israel journalism at the Shalem Center, which, if you didn’t already know, is funded by the likes of Sheldon Adelson and Roger Hertog of … Continue reading

Posted in uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Romney in Israel (Conservative Money, Hollow Politics, and American Judaism)

Poor Sarah Silverman. But she must have known it was always going to be Mitt Romney whom Sheldon Adelson was going to scissor. He and his millionaire friends bundled Mitt up and took him to Jerusalem where Romney proved once … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on The Leftern Wall:
At Ein Prat, which has both pre- and post-Army programs, young Jews from all different backgrounds, American and Israeli, secular and observant, liberal and conservative, come together to study canonical texts, both Jewish and…

Posted in uncategorized | Leave a comment