Judaica

Movie. The Golem, 1920.

Posted by T on January 03, 2008
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Original German: Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam (“Golem: How He Came Into the World”). This is an early silent masterpiece. It is a telling of the most famous golem-legend, which takes place in Prague during the Elizabethan period. Using astrology, kabala, and invocation of an evil spirit, Rabbi Judah Löw (Albert Steinrück) succeeds in animating a clay model of a man. With this Golem, Löw is able to defend the jews from persecution by the Empire; in addition, the Golem (played by Paul Wegener who also directs) is marshaled to kill the Gentile lover Continue reading…

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(DVD) Sex and the City

Posted by T on November 21, 2007
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This was an HBO series aimed at modern young women that is now available on DVD. It was a six-year sensation spanning the new millennium. Continue reading…

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When I hear the word “anti-Semitism,” I reach for my revolver

Posted by T on July 21, 2007
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but for a reason opposite to that of the Semite-worshippers that are also seen to be grabbing their pistols.

My thesis is very simple: the term anti-semitism exploits an equivocation between race and religion that sets up the discourse for fallacious inferences. Moreover, the privileged status that this term has over others in its genre is itself an indication of the racism of those that recklessly purvey it. Continue reading…

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Movie. Gentleman’s Agreement, 1947.

Posted by T on March 13, 2007
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Gregory Peck is a newspaper feature-writer assigned to write on “anti-semitism.” He decides to investigate the subject by pretending to be a Jew in his daily life, and observing how others react to that fact. Doing so, he discovers “anti-semitism” bursting Continue reading…

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When I hear the word “Judeo-Christian” I reach for my revolver

Posted by 2 on January 12, 2007
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It is often thought, to borrow from Shaw, that Christianity and Judaism are two religions separated by a common Continue reading…

Book: Wex. Born to Kvetch.

Posted by T on December 15, 2006
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When I was young, I had a friend Continue reading…

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The Judeo-Islamic handshake

Posted by T on November 08, 2006
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The Islamic question is on everyone’s heart Continue reading…