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Black Jewish Prophetic Politics (Workshop)

The Power of the Future. Prophetic Politics between Political Crises and Civil Rights Workshop in New York 13 Sep 2017 – 14 Sep 2017 Venue: Center for Jewish History New York, 15 West 16th Street, New York 10011 (USA) Organized by Nitzan … Continue reading

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Rabbi Eliezer Sadan (Rav Eli Sadan) – His Hands Remained Steady

Originally posted on The Book of Doctrines and Opinions::
There is a trend of Americans rabbis going to Israel for a few weeks and upon return exclaiming: “how come we don’t have a Rav Shagar world here? Think of what…

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(Wicked) Radical Affects (Spinoza)

“Everyone knows how it goes–a disgust with the present, a craving to make fundamental changes, uncontrolled anger, a scorn for poverty–these affects lead men to wickedness.” (Spinoza, Theological-Political Treatise, Chapter XVII) (thank you, Julie Klein for posting this on FB)

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(Reckless Mind) Philosophers & Politics (Mark Lilla)

The distinctly unkind pleasure reading through Mark Lilla’s The Reckless Mind: Intellectuals in Politics belongs to liberal skeptics who would concur with Lilla that the combination of philosophy and politics would seem, at least in the twentieth century, to be … Continue reading

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(Shipwrecked Minds) Religion & Political Reaction (Mark Lilla)

Not a knockout intellectual blow, Mark Lilla’s The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction packs a tough little liberal punch nevertheless. But to what effect? Meant for a broad readership, The Shipwrecked Mind appeared in 2016 as a New York Review … Continue reading

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(Conference) Expanding Jewish Political Thought (Penn)

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Affect & Auto Anti-Semitism (JCC Bomb Threats)

Maybe this recent wave of anti-Semitism in America never existed in the first place? Or maybe it’s the case that its existence is more complex than simple. Viewed in the round and from a critical distance, what strangeness is revealed … Continue reading

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