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(April 1993) Soloveitchik Died? What’s On Television?

American Judaism! I found this obituary, dated April 10, 1993, folded into my copy of Halakhic Man. On the back side of the page is that evening’s television schedule. Note the combination of public interest and ephemera on the pages … Continue reading

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Israel Ephemera

I used to run a tag a group of pictures as “ephemera.” I’m in Israel now, for about a week, and think it’s time to revive that tag. While they may love it, my growing sense is that colleagues in Jewish philosophy … Continue reading

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Flowers (Felicitous Urban Garden Space)

A nice change of pace. Here’s what’s in bloom in Riverside Park. I especially like how sometimes it looks like the sunlight got inside the plant. The flowers are energetic, turbo-charged.

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Image-Ephemera at “Jewish Philosophy Place”

I’m trying to figure out the place of ephemera at Jewish Philosophy Place (JPP). In part this is a question about the place of images in Jewish philosophy. Image-ephemera re-direct more theoretical exploration. They loosen up, complicate, and volatilize thought. … Continue reading

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Love Me (Ephemera)

  “Love is as strong as death” (Song of Songs 8:6). It’s also the slogan to Franz Rosenzweig’s chapter on “revelation” in his 1921 magnum opus Der Stern der Erlösung (The Star of Redemption). In the imperative voice, the love-me … Continue reading

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Ephemera: Visual and non-Visual Impressions

    Coming up to Syracuse yesterday on rt. 17 along the lower rim of the Catskills, I was struck by the visual match between: [1] the road covered in a thick residue of road salt [2] the slate grey … Continue reading

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Ephemera?

I’m wondering what is the place of ephemera at Jewish Philosophy Place. I’m thinking of picture-sharing in particular. I would like to think that they function as otherwise meaningless visual building blocks in a conception of place. They bear no clear … Continue reading

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