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(Birthday) JPP is 7 Years Old

JPP turned 7 years old the other week, which is a nice number, and rather remarkable about what for me stands out as the passage of time. Next year, I think I run out of NYC subway lines with which … Continue reading

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My Thursday (This Semester) Seeing the Divine Image in India & Spinoza

Teaching Religion and Art and Politics & Religion/Modern Judaism today. They make sense together. The conceptual linkage: nature and the divine, big cosmic/metaphysical pictures, substance and avatar/modalities, imagination and images, religion and politics.

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(The Mediator Descends) Notes on “Roman Catholicism and Political Form” (Carl Schmitt)

After working through material on the politics of the Bavli, I’m now cleaning up my files and decided to dump these reading notes here at the blog for further reference and for the general interest of anyone out there invested, … Continue reading

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Religion, Education, State (Haredi Yeshivot & the New York Board of Regents)

Students of American religion, American Judaism, and Jewish political philosophers might want to pay attention. The headline reads “Yeshivas Get Curriculum Reviews As Orthodox Power Wanes in New York” and the ramifications for haredi Jewish life and American Jewish life … Continue reading

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(Lachrymose) Floating Jews and Other Black Squares (Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich)

O Me O My, I’ve been lachrymose, this time at the Jewish Museum having seen Chagall, Lissitzky, Malevich: The Russian Avant-Garde in Vitebsk, 1918-1922. The exhibit is super cool, showing art made by Chagall with these two masters of the … Continue reading

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This Is What Politics Looks Like (Nancy Pelosi)

I’ve been posting photographs of political leaders that I find interesting for what they tell us about politics. Here we are given to see the (three quarter?) profile of a master politician in the dark surrounding shadows of deep reflection, … Continue reading

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Trump Campaign (This Recent Iteration of White Nationalism & Anti-Semitism Began With Him At Twitter)

At home and coursing across the internet of things (that network of devices and other forms of connective hardware), it is easy to trace back this current iteration of white nationalism and what seems like an almost sudden appearance into … Continue reading

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