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Anti Neoliberal Brexit

I think I’m getting it. Along with racism and xenophobia, Brexit is a vote against the very “neoliberal” economic order that we are supposed to despise with such rigor. As it turns out, Brexit would not have been won without voters … Continue reading

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A Public Mills about the Modern Art

Instead of static shots,  I took some digital snapshots of people milling about a few of the many familiar modern masterpieces at the Museum of Modern Art. I’d highlight three things: [1] the way in which that public physically frames … Continue reading

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(Don’t Be Like Moses) Politics & Compromise in the Talmud (Judah b. Korha)

In the current political climate, these words made a lot of sense the other day in the synagogue. Instead of righteous prophetic truth telling, instead of Moses and the law of strict justice that “cuts through mountains,” there’s Aaron, the … Continue reading

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Racist Norms in Israel’s Religiously Divided Society (Reading The Pew Study)

How does one uphold liberal norms in the face of illiberal social and political realities? For those of us concerned about democracy in a viable Jewish majority state, there is no good news in the Pew report about religion and … Continue reading

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Geography of Poverty (Matt Black at St. John the Divine)

If you’re in the neighborhood, I think they’re still there. Head down W.110 Street between Amsterdam and Columbus/Morningside Drive. St. John the Divine has assembled these photographs and put them on view outside along the large retaining south wall of … Continue reading

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(Event) Christian-Muslim-Jewish (Ansche Chesed) (Feb 19-20)

Hey New Yorkers, there’s a big event with Mary Boys and Abdullah Antepli at Ansche Chesed about Christian, Jewish, and Muslim interfaith learning and common community building. If liberal religion has a future, this is going to be a part of … Continue reading

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New York Times Guns Editorial

“Morality” or “politics”? It’s important to get the concept right. So while it was bracing to see the New York Times put up on the front page an editorial against the gun pandemic in the United States, they nonetheless got … Continue reading

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