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(Foucault) Inside (Mishkan)

Deep inside a chapter on the Beit Ha’Mikdash in the Bavli, I found this little gem on a Coronavirus detour through Foucault’s The Birth of the Clinic. It speaks as well to the rabbinic gaze, to “powers of truth” in a … Continue reading

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(Liberal Judaism) Virtual Synagogue (Ansche Coronavirus)

Is the future of liberal Judaism the religion of inwardness: prayer, study, and mindfulness? Will be curious to hear how participation tanks or actually ticks up a little or a lot.  Every Monday, Mar 23 – Jun 29 Monday Meditation … Continue reading

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Virtual Shabbat (Liberal Judaism) (Coronavirus)

Not terribly enthusiastic, I’ve been not thinking enough about the phenomenon that will be live streaming Shabbat and other tefilot and the many aesthetic choices that will matter going forward. This one conveys something to do with the aesthetics of … Continue reading

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Stochastic Anti-Semitism

Of late, contemporary anti-Semitism has something like the character of a sucker punch when it manifests in physical violence. Always out there and ambient in the public sphere, anti-Semitism is brought together and aggregated online in environments where racial hatred … Continue reading

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(Digital Image & Object) Auschwitz Christmas Ornaments

About the Auschwitz Christmas ornaments on sale at Amazon, here’s an article at wired explaining what happened. These are digital products created by an algorithm which scooped up in a random way public domain images available on the internet. Ready … Continue reading

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(Nighttime Dance) Machine Parts in Motion (New York State Fair 2019)

You can’t say you like technology and dance or Bauhaus and not like looking at the rides at the New York State Fair as you wander among them as they gyrate in the night. Before JG taught me how to … Continue reading

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(Contestation of Statements) The US Holocaust Memorial Museum & The Scholars’ Petition

Who is a Nazi? What is a concentration camp? The politicians have done their damage throwing Holocaust bombs at each other, leaving the rest of us involved professionally in this line of inquiry to sort through and volatilize further the … Continue reading

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