Tag Archives: politics

Bad Faith & Concentration Camps

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez has done important work in calling attention to the political and moral atrocity at the U.S. border. En masse, people are stripped of their legal right of asylum and where children are ripped from their parents and people … Continue reading

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(Israel) Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes (Political Spectacle)

Here’s one arm, there’s the other arm of a dominant political beast. It’s like a bomb suddenly went off, shredding the political body of the Jewish right in Israel, an explosion┬áthat gives the lie to the notion that there are … Continue reading

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The State of Israel and Religion & State

An unmanageable quid pro quo, religion serving state and the state serving religion does not a pretty picture make.

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There Is No Friend/Enemy Distinction in Israel & Palestine (May 2019)

Until proven otherwise, after the latest round of bloodletting after the latest round of bloodletting right before the elections in Israel, it is more than clear that there is no friend/enemy distinction in Israel and Palestine. The friend/enemy distinction is … Continue reading

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(Bund) Hagodeh Shel Peysekh With A Socialist Nusekh (1900/19)

‘There’s a lot of nostalgia going on at the anti-Zionist Jewish left for the heyday of Jewish socialism in East Europe. I wish I could read Yiddish or would love to see a complete translation of this Hogedeh with a … Continue reading

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(Uneven Interdependent) Lay & Rabbinic Authority (Jacob Katz)

An important point of history for Jewish philosophers interested in law, Halakha, and rabbinic authority, who pine for times when Jewish culture was corporate in character, and also for scholars of religion who have bought into the post-secular mantra that … Continue reading

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(Hasidism) A Political Community? A Religious Community?

Thinking about the importance of politics and the figure of community in Spinoza and Mendelssohn, and thinking out loud about Hasidism. Asking you the reader if you think the various groups of hasidim forming around the baalei-shem in the 18th … Continue reading

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