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Animals (Franz Marc & Martin Buber)

Yellow Cow This terrestrial surface is a physical place of noise and violence. Redemption is its metamorphosis. Franz Marc, who was killed at Verdun on the Western Front, was a tragic figure to those who memorialized him. Writing his obituary … Continue reading

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(Bar Yochnei & Gigantic Rotten Egg) Medieval Hebrew Duck

“This is bird that’s called Bar Yochnei” BL Hebrew Project‏ @BL_HebrewMSS FollowingFollowing @BL_HebrewMSS #duckweek This duck can be seen in the North French Miscellany (Add MS 11639 f.517v, 1277-1324). Technically it is the Bar Yochnei, a mythical bird large enough to block … Continue reading

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Hunger Art (Chaim Soutine)

“Still Life with Herring” sounds like a Jewish spoof on the French fine art tradition. From the same milieu of Russian Jews in Paris, Chaim Soutine is the anti-Chagall. There is nothing dreamy about his work. There is no lift … Continue reading

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Embryos & Animals in the Mishnah (Rachel Neis)

(R. R. Neis, Embryotics for Beginners, 2015, mixed media on paper, 12″x18″) Jewish Studies can use a lot more theory, but theories, especially new ones, are only as good as they work. They need to be tested on stuff. Do theories … Continue reading

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Kosher Cloned Pork (Halakhah & the Biological Sciences)

According to the rabbi in this article in the Times of Israel, Yuval Cherlow of the Tzohar Rabbinical Organization in Israel, cloned meat loses its animal character, thus permitting the kosher consumption of cloned pork, with milk. The opinion suggests … Continue reading

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Jane (Death & Primate Aggression)

(SPOILER ALERT) I missed seeing Jane, the documentary on Jane Goodall by Brett Morgan when it was out in the theaters. It aired last night on television on the National Geographic channel. Taking a break from I Claudius and from thinking … Continue reading

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Brown Cow & Human Hand (New York State Fair 2017)

Check out the “rhizome” established by the animal hide, machine, and human hand. Here across the hairs along the ridge of the back, to get that show sheen on the cows requires very careful razor work. Intent and gentle on … Continue reading

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