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A New Consensus in Israel about What Being Jewish Really Means

Originally posted on Tomer Persico – English:
Two general elections within a span of five months are a treasure for any researcher, because they bring to light the issues that are most important to each group of voters. Between the…

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(Horrid Ideas) The Tikvah Fund & The Racist Right in Israel

Always academic undercover, there was nothing ever innocent about the Tikvah Fund. In the States, they have since shut down their field operations, at Princeton and NYU. This article here at Haaretz includes in its analysis of the influence of … Continue reading

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(Human) Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion (Elections in Israel 2019)

What happens is probably a crap shot, but anyone who wants to know something about the matrix of things in Israel (nationality, ethnicity, and religion) should drop everything and read Yehouda Shenhav’s The Arab Jews. In the meantime, three curious things … Continue reading

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The Priestly Blessing is Weird and Most Impressive (Hertz Pentateuch)

As I continue to scroll through the Hertz Pentateuch in search of wayward things and other points of interest that tell us something about the HP and its time and place, I found this odd and unexpected thing. It’s his … Continue reading

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Culture of Politics at the Jewish Museum in Berlin

One should be pretty sure it was more than a single tweet and rightwing mendacity that has caused so much trouble. For anyone interested, I’m posting links to articles relating to the forced resignation of Professor Peter Schäfer as director … Continue reading

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Fake Ramat Trump (Architectural Folly)

An initiative that initiates nothing? This photograph announcing Ramat Trump recalls an “architectural folly,” defined by Wikipedia as “a building constructed primarily for decoration, but suggesting through its appearance some other purpose, or of such extravagant appearance that it transcends … Continue reading

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Jared Kushner Palestine Plan (Religion & Politics)

Watching amateur hour unravel in full public view, that the so-called Deal of the Century was cooked up by 3 rightwing modern orthodox Jews will have to be raised at some point. Of course, we’re playing with fire, which is … Continue reading

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