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(Rudolph Lecture) The Navel of the Dream: Freud’s Jewish Languages (Naomi Seidman) (Syracuse)

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A Liberal Zionist Trick Teaching Israel (Anti-Zionism Comes First)

Teaching Israel this year I decided to move things around. I used to teach the classical Zionist sources and then dive straight into the conflict with the Palestinians and the occupation of the West Bank, and these dominated the course. … Continue reading

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Resurrection of the Dead (Talmud Group)

[Ezekiel panel at Dura Europos] Ready to start Talmud Group at Syracuse this year, we are going to focus on messianism, namely the “messianic text” which is actually an anti-messianic text in chapter Helek of tractate Sanhedrin. We read the … 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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This Semester/Today: Islamic Ornament, Spinoza, Land of Israel

(heads framed in geometric ornament, Khirbat al-Mafjar, Palestine)┬áThis semester by a fluke I’m teaching three classes: a lower level survey on Religion and Art, and two advanced classes, a modern Jewish philosophy and thought class entitled Religion & Politics in … Continue reading

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(Inflection Point) Teaching Modern Jewish Philosophy & Thought

I think I figured out how to get away with it. It involves a graphic trick and a conceptual model based on a lively interaction between (theoretical) form and (Jewish) content. Last semester was a fiasco. I wanted to teach … Continue reading

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Central NY Religious Studies Consortium (And The Study of Modern Judaism

At a time when study in the Humanities is under pressure by strong social headwinds, the Central New York Religious Studies Consortium has now been finally finalized. Formed on the basis of a grouping of courtesy appointments at the Department … Continue reading

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