Tag Archives: Jewish Philosophy

Talmud & Philosophy Grad Conference (Yale)

Kudos to the conference organizers and participants including the graphic design genius who put The Thinker inside the gates of the now-iconic frontispiece of the Babylonian Talmud.

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Not-Messianic (Jewish History)

Working on a chapter revolving on messianism (or rather non- or anti-messianism) as a topos of “philosophical Talmud,” I’m embarrassed to say that I’m coming late to Essential Papers on Messianic Movements and Personalities in Jewish History (1992). Edited by … Continue reading

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Rethinking Jewish Messianism

What is one to conclude about Jewish messianism on the basis of Rethinking the Messianic Idea in Judaism? An edited volume, the chapters are based on the proceedings from a working group run out of the Tikvah Fund over a … Continue reading

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Jewish Political Thought “Beyond Borders” Workshop (Katz Center)

Jewish Political Thought beyond Borders Discussions of Jewish politics today all too often become discussions of borders. This day-long workshop will resist this temptation, finding, interrogating, and fostering Jewish political thought where it crosses boundaries—whether spatial, temporal, or disciplinary. It seeks to highlight new resources and modes in political thought that escape, erode, … Continue reading

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Anthologizing American Jewish Thought (NYU)

The swing of Jewish thought and philosophy out of Germany and into America starts with anthologies. Here’s what Michah Gottlieb is up to. It’s of a piece with anthological/editorial volumes organized by Ken Koltun-Fromm and Leonard Kaplan, Martin Kavka and … Continue reading

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Norms (The Heavy Weight of Constraining Authority in Jewish Philosophy) (Or Just an Image)

I picked a fight about “Jewish law’ and “authority” with two colleagues on FB with a recent post about Ayelet Shaked and Jewish fascism. The upshot is whether or not so-called Jewish law operates as a system of binding constraints, … Continue reading

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(Elliot Wolfson) Zoharic Philosophical Nocturne (New York State Fair 2016)

Wandering around the rides at the Midway at night at the New York State Fair reading through and getting my head around Elliot Wolfson’s excellent 2014 phenomenological dive into modern Jewish philosophy. I’ll soon post more about Giving Beyond the … Continue reading

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