Tag Archives: Islam

Donald (of Arabia)

Without exception colorful, the pictures from the Trump visit to Saudi Arabia were exceptionally exotic. The image was one part arms bazaar, one part catwalk, and one part performance spectacle.

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Trump’s Islam Speech & Religious Studies

About Trump’s big speech on Islam to be delivered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, please pass this jewel from columnist Sarah Posner to Department chairs of Religious Studies and to their deans. “[E]xperts I spoke with today warned that this speech is … Continue reading

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The Place of Religion in Film (Islam & Judaism) (Conference Notes)

Here are some quick notes from the recent Place of Religion in Film conference at Syracuse, organized by my friend and colleague Gail Hamner. What caught my attention was the prominence of Jews and Muslims, especially in relation to gender, in … Continue reading

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Muslim Refugees & Immigrants In The Synagogue ( A Note From The Liberal Pew)

Expressing deep shame about the Trump administration’s recent executive decision, yesterday at congregation Ansche Chesed in New York the rabbi voiced strong support of refugees and immigrants from Muslim countries. The expression of this kind of solidarity has a particular … Continue reading

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Junction 48 (Tamer Nafar)

Went to the JCC on the Upper West Side to see Junction 48, an Israeli Palestinian film co-written by Tamer Nafar and Oren Moverman and directed by Udi Aloni. At turns biting and sentimental, the movie is a biting and … Continue reading

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Flying Carpets (Nadia Kaabi-Linke)

You can look at it from across the room or directly from underneath it. Nadia Kaabi-Linke’s Flying Carpet was a standout at the exhibition of art from the Arab world at the Guggenheim. The frame is made of aluminum, but … Continue reading

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Arabs & Modern Jewish Ethics

If “Jewish ethics” is a relatively new and separate discourse formation in Jewish intellectual history, we might want to locate its inception in the 1970s. I have already suggested that Modern Jewish Ethics: Theory and Practice, edited by Marvin Fox, … Continue reading

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