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Rav Naftali Tzvi Weiss (Auschwitz Album)

In America there’s no such thing as Holocaust Rememberance Day, but Twitter constitutes a country of its own. That is where I found this photograph of Rav Naftali Tzvi Weiss, Rosh Yeshiva in Bilke, and his students waiting for selection … Continue reading

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(Birthday) JPP is 7 Years Old

JPP turned 7 years old the other week, which is a nice number, and rather remarkable about what for me stands out as the passage of time. Next year, I think I run out of NYC subway lines with which … Continue reading

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(Birthday) 5 Years Old Jewish Philosophy Place

Jewish Philosophy Place has just recently turned 5 years old. Last year for birthday 4, I wrote, “In the final year of the Obama Age, JPP is world-weary waiting for the next shoe to drop, the next war, the next … Continue reading

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Jewish Studies in the Public Sphere (Jewish Philosophy Place at HuffPost Religion)

Will I continue to expose myself shamelessly in public? Apparently, I’m now blogging at HuffPost Religion. But I’m not actually moving. The idea is to cross-post content from here that might appeal to a more general readership over there. Looking … Continue reading

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4 Years Old Jewish Philosophy Place

Last year at anniversary time, I complained about the way politics banged up rudely here at the blog. It came as something of a surprise, but given the war in Gaza, there was no way around it. “Thanks to the war,” the … Continue reading

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Betty Crocker Jewish Philosophy

Brilliant piece, which you can read here, in the NYT Sunday Magazine by Tamar Adler about the Betty Crocker food phenomenon as exemplified by the 1971 Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library (with photographs by Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari). In a private … Continue reading

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Our Aesthetic Categories Are Zany, Cute, & Interesting (Sianne Ngai)

Last semester for Theory Reading Group with Gail Hamner in the Department of Religion we read Sianne Ngai’s Our Aesthetic Categories: Zany, Cute, Interesting. I don’t think I’ve read anything of late that has so shifted my perception regarding the … Continue reading

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