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Cigar (Netanyahu)

(This is what politics looks like)

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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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Honey Toned & Gracious (President Elect Trump Victory Speech)

It’s past 3:00 AM and I wanted to put these quick remarks up at the blog. It’s hard to imagine how now President-Elect Trump will walk back the damage he did to this country after a rancid political campaign, how … Continue reading

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I Want a President (Zoe Leonard)

This post is in bad faith. In bad faith because I saw it today at the High Line, a place saturated by wealth; and because I’m posting it here at a page whose political proclivities (my own) are decidedly bourgeois. … Continue reading

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Manhood and The State (Teddy Roosevelt)

For the political season, some untimely reflections from Teddy Roosevelt, inscribed in the great reception hall of the Museum of Natural History. May we not go the way of the dinosaurs, or the fate of these great apes frozen in … Continue reading

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