Tag Archives: Jewish Philosophy

Anti-Black & White in Jewish Texts (Abraham Melamed)

Abraham Melamed’s The Image of the Black in Judaism was first published in Hebrew in 2002 and then translated into English in 2003. While the title does little to recommend itself and the theoretical apparatus is dated, the data are … Continue reading

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(Zombies) Animated Jewish Philosophers

Animated Moses Maimonides. pic.twitter.com/78oAQcskLz — Dov (@drnelk) February 28, 2021 The Socrates of Berlin, Moses Mendelssohn pic.twitter.com/2chJwtjwfS — Dov (@drnelk) February 28, 2021   I wonder if something not similarly ghostly, ghastly, machinic is at work in the tricks played … Continue reading

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(HAZMAT) Haredi Jewish Studies (Coronavirus)

  In the opening months of the viral pandemic, there were posts at sites like the blog run by the Katz Center for Jewish History relating to setting the pandemic in historical and philosophical context. There has been lively back … Continue reading

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The God Is In The Details

Here at Wikipedia: The idiom, “God is in the detail” has been attributed to a number of different individuals, most notably to German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) by The New York Times in Mies’s 1969 obituary; however, it is generally … Continue reading

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(Against Submission) Alan Brill reviews/interviews Aaron Koller- Unbinding Isaac

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
I repeatedly hear from a generation of Modern (or Centrist) Orthodox youth, who grew up at the end of the twentieth century, that they were told that Torah Judaism is about…

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Pandemics, Plagues, and Jewish Thought (Jewish Quarterly Review) (Coronavirus)

Theological and philosophical reflections on pandemic and plague here at Jewish Quarterly Review, including Tamar Ross, Martin Kavka, Randi Rashkover, Aryeh Cohen, Laura Levitt, and Zachary Braiterman. A funny little set. Of a piece, these modest little blogposts thread together … Continue reading

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Jewish Thought At The 2019 Nation­al Jew­ish Book Award

At a time when so many of us worry about the future of reading, the future of books, and the future of university scholarship and the humanities, this type of community recognition is a ray of light. You can see … Continue reading

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(Right Size to Survive) Academic Publishing (Jewish Studies & Gary Dunham at Indiana University Press)

I learned this year at the Association for Jewish Studies conference from Gary Dunham, director of Indiana University Press something about academic publishing in today’s market climate. Picking up on a question that a colleague and friend asked him and … Continue reading

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Visual Cues for Jewish Philosophy (Contemporary Art After the Realism of Revelation & Redemption of German Expressionism)

After “revelation and redemption” in the modern German Jewish thought of Buber and Rosenzweig came “authority and law.” Both traded upon the idea of overwhelming power, with strong commitments to the idea of “realization,” i.e. “realized presence,” But somewhere, “the  … Continue reading

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(Hashtag) Heteronomy @ the AJS (Martin Kavka)

The slightest correction to a Martin Kavka hashtag: #WeAreTooOldForHeteronomyAtTheAJS#NotEvenAsAPaperTopic  

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