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I See Dead Professors On Zoom (Yevamot 96b-97a)

Ripe for parody, this article at Slate about an online lecture-course hosted at Concordia by a professor of art history who had passed away sometime before says a lot about the neo-liberal university and the degradation of higher education, about … Continue reading

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Space and Martian Synagogues (Larry Yudelson)

To fantastic effect, Larry Yudelson put a bunch of images together at NeuralBlender, an AI site. From what I understand, you enter the prompt and the machine folds, in this case, a synagogue-look into 1970s sci fi cover art. For more … Continue reading

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Online Anti-Semitism & Jewish Life in Europe During Covid

Posting here the EU Report on anti-Semitism online after Covid. In addition to its status as a record, it highlights the conjunction between online platforms, the expression and organization of hate, and pandemic-culture in the digital West. Related is here: … Continue reading

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(Star of Redemption) Spaceship

Into life? Franz Rosenzweig was a futurist. Consciousness steps into a spaceship that spins around the axis of its own blood and time, lifts of from the historical time of planet earth singing Psalm 115, and flies straight into the … Continue reading

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Spinoza Death Mask (Archive)

This spectacular image was recently discovered in a box in an archive in a library at Columbia University, about which you can read here in this write-up by Marianna Najman-Franks (Barnard ’22). She found the death mask while working through … Continue reading

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Creation/Contemplation of the Virtual World (Genesis Rabbah)

Reading in seminar with Syracuse undergrad students Naama Erez, Sam Gelfand, Giulia Kean from Genesis Rabbah 1:4. According to the rabbis here, the Torah and Throne of Glory were created before the creation of the physical world, and the contemplation … Continue reading

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(Zombies) Animated Jewish Philosophers

Animated Moses Maimonides. pic.twitter.com/78oAQcskLz — Dov (@drnelk) February 28, 2021 The Socrates of Berlin, Moses Mendelssohn pic.twitter.com/2chJwtjwfS — Dov (@drnelk) February 28, 2021   I wonder if something not similarly ghostly, ghastly, machinic is at work in the tricks played … Continue reading

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Online Holocaust Memorialization Platforms & Post-Holocaust Culture

  Marking  the 2021 International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this article here at Haaretz by film, media scholars Tobias Ebbrecht-Hartmann and Tom Divon is about online Holocaust memorialization platforms and culture. With mainline memorialization institutions (museums and memorials) responding to the … Continue reading

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(Coronavirus) Writing/Reading Remote Learning (Zoom)

  I may end up deleting this post as it is too early to tell for sure, but it could be that direct eye-contact and visual cues are unnecessary for a large undergrad class on Zoom; because the students are … Continue reading

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