Tag Archives: American Judaism

Fake Ramat Trump (Architectural Folly)

An initiative that initiates nothing? This photograph announcing Ramat Trump recalls an “architectural folly,” defined by Wikipedia as “a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends … Continue reading

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(Brooklyn) Lamb (Paschal)

(photo credit; Marta Braiterman Tanenbaum) Marta also posts: “Inside The Market Place, a huge, bustling new supermarket on East New York A,enue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Lubo<itch Hassidic, near “770 Eastern Parkway.” It’s really Schneerson-influenced here. Satmar, Bobo< and other … Continue reading

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Rambam Machberet

Please chime in by way of a “like” in FB if you encountered the Rambam machberet in Hebrew School, growing up and in what years. If I remember correctly, my Maimonides was heavier set. Extra points for anyone who know … Continue reading

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(What Are These Things) Material Judaism & Priestly Religion (Sarah Kayla Jacobs)

Yesterday at Ansche Chesed, Sarah Kaya Jacobs gave these words about some of the most arcane material in the Hebrew Bible: matters relating to the Tabernacle cult and the vestments of the High Priest, in particular. The material appears in … Continue reading

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The Hard Jewish Anti-Zionist Left: Lousy Allies & Gas Lighting Anti-Semitism

Something incendiary I wrote for the Forward about the radical Jewish left and hard anti-Zionism, going after Jews, and gas lighting anti-Semitism helping no one, not Jews and the Jewish community, and not the intersectional Jewish left. Michelle Goldberg writes … Continue reading

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Gentiles Must Think Jews Are Out Of Our Minds

I live in something of a Jewish bubble, so I often find myself wondering what gentile family, friends, colleagues, and students think when Jewish social media goes off the rails every so often or with great frequency concerning Israel or … Continue reading

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Jewishness Beyond Actual Jews (Response to Lila Corwin Berman)

[John Singer Sargent, Mrs. Carl Meyer and Her Children (1896). Jewish Museum, New York] Perhaps as a new genre and for what it’s worth, I’m offering as “an unsolicited response these reflections regarding the recent article by historian Lila Corwin Berman that … Continue reading

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