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(Temple Society of Concord) The Essence of Judaism is Architecture (Syracuse)

Undergraduates at Syracuse, and elsewhere I supposed, gravitate to Abraham Geiger and Reform Judaism when we pull up to the modern period in my introduction to Judaism. They like the individualistic voluntarism that they associate with liberalism and which they … Continue reading

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Syracuse Backyard Green Hill

(for Adam Black)

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Structures (West Syracuse)

On my way to pick up a rug from the cleaners, I stopped to look at these structures passing through West Syracuse. That new piece of junk in the middle looks fake.

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Green Blue Commute (Central New York)

On rt. 81 just south of Syracuse, going home late Thursday afternoon

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“A Simple House” in Syracuse

This little house stands at E. Fayette and Westcott, a working class corner in Syracuse. Not like the now rundown spectacular houses just to the south of Genesee, this house was never meant to be more than it is. The … Continue reading

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Liquor (Syracuse)

(Along Eerie Blvd)

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New York State Fair Landscape (Temple of Fantasy)

Underscoring the fantastical and commercial character of state fairs as a kind of heterotopia, you can see this old lithograph at the History of the New York State Fair exhibit in the Grange, just behind the Dairy Products Building. In … Continue reading

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Late Summer Gardens (Syracuse)

On a walk through some late summer sidewalk gardens in the Westcott neighborhood of Syracuse.

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On The Bus (New York State Fair)

Looking forward to August? There it was on the M3 bus, promoting the New York State FairĀ on NYC public transit. My heart beat warmly.

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Syracuse Canal Street Walk

After dropping off the car at the mechanic, I knocked around Canal, Water, and Erie on a walk from Beech Street back over and then up the hill to the University. As the street names suggest, the Erie Canal used … Continue reading

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