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(From Fiction To Fact) Philip Roth Beat Trump To The Punch

Lots of the author’s readers have noted the unsettling convergence. Philip Roth’s Plot Against America is a dystopian counter-history which chronicles the election of Charles Lindbergh to the U.S. presidency and his transformation of the country into a Nazi state. … Continue reading

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(Fact & Fiction) Donald Trump’s Plot Against America (REL/JSP 338) (American Judaism)

I was very grateful to an undegraduate student in my American Judaism class at Syracuse. It took some courage for him to confess before the entire group on the second class meeting that he was well into the fifteenth page or … Continue reading

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(Conference) Levinas, Law and Literature (Antwerp) January 20-22)

Messianism and poetry, philosophical aesthetics and literary Judaism,  ethics and ontogenesis, Bible and Talmud, gender and politics. You can find here a description of and the program for what looks like an excellent conference at the Institute of Jewish Studies … Continue reading

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Conference CFP: “Levinas, Law and Literature” (Antwerp)

CFP: ‘Levinas, Law and Literature’, International Conference, January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp, Belgium September 6, 2015 in Conferences Institute of Jewish Studies (University of Antwerp) Center for European Philosophy (University of Antwerp) January, 20–22, 2016, Antwerp Abstract submission deadline: 20/09/2015 One cannot … Continue reading

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Theology, Poetry, and Crossword Puzzles After Auschwitz (Jacob Petuchowski)

Despite its dowdy title and drab cover, Jacob Petuchowski published Theology and Poetry: Studies in Medieval Piyyut as a popular and user-friendly book for the middle brow American Jewish reader. It’s a very modern book, a complex little thing with four … Continue reading

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Theology, Poetry, and Crossword Puzzles After Auschwitz (Jacob Petuchowski)

Despite its dowdy title and drab cover, Jacob Petuchowski published Theology and Poetry: Studies in Medieval Piyyut as a popular and user-friendly book for the middle brow American Jewish reader. It’s a very modern book, a complex little thing with four … Continue reading

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(Modern) Jewish Studies in China

Cousin Joseph Burman stumbled across my letter to Aaron Hughes in the Chronicle of Higher Education about the state of Jewish Studies. Since I think this is relevant to the place of Jewish Studies in the university, I want to mention … Continue reading

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