Tag Archives: suffering

Redemption (On A More Bitter Note)

This seems apropos to Passover, and to the Easter story as well –the the death of Rabbi Herschel Schacter, who was the first American Jewish military chaplain to enter Buchenwald after the liberation of the camp. This article appeared in today’s … Continue reading

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Cheap Catharsis (Tarantino, Slavery and the Holocaust)

Not going to see Django Unchained for the same reason I didn’t go to see Inglorious Basterds. They are two versions of the same thing. I’m sure that Django is technically and brilliant and inter-textual. But while I can’t say … Continue reading

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Worlds (Affect) (Suffering) (Connecticut)

[Robert Rauschenberg, White Paintings (Three Panel), 1951] Just back from the Association of Jewish Studies Conference; three days with no news, no internet, no Facebook, no Jewish Philosophy Place. I liked and always like the bubble space of an academic conference, but … Continue reading

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The “Hitler” (Blog Search Term)

 (Rudolf Herz, Zugzwang  [1995 installation]) I think I want to scrub “Hitler” from Jewish Philosophy Place (JPP), although I am pretty sure I won’t because it says something about how things Jewish work online. I had been wondering why my … Continue reading

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Spring Buds (Ephemera)

  I like how the bud clasps onto the twig. I like here the interface between the natural and the urban. But I can’t square under a single concept the first spring buds with politics and the problem of suffering. … Continue reading

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Light in the Iron Cage (Heschel and Gnostic Religion)

  (last Thursday night at corner of West End Avenue & W.86th St) In Man is Not Alone (1955) Abraham Joshua Heschel described the moment of revelation as one in which overwhelming light fills up “the iron cage” in which we … Continue reading

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