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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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(Vital Forms) Art Swarms (East Harlem)

Some of the best art in New York City is  up around and about in East Harlem from two separate but I imagine closely related projects, the East Harlem Monument Art Project  (2015) (here) and Los Murals Hablan Project (here)  (2013). Their … Continue reading

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Unsentimental Hawk (Riverside Park)

On my own with the dog out late sunny Friday afternoon an hour or so before sundown and Shabbat for a walk in Riverside Park. I stopped to watch the Red-Tail. It’s April now, that point in the season when … Continue reading

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Christa, and Queer and Other Icons at St John the Divine

I went too late to see the Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies on view at St John the Divine. But Christa is still up there, installed over the altar, as well as these other icons. About the Christa image as a … Continue reading

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