Man’s Religions

America for Two Turkish Tribes

Posted by T on October 14, 2009
Judaica / 4 Comments

There is an interview with one Sibel Edmonds at American Conservative that should Continue reading…

(DVD) We were so beloved

Posted by T on August 24, 2009
Documentary, Judaica / 2 Comments

This is a film documenting the stories and attitudes of a number of jews that emigrated from Germany to Washington Heights, Manhattan Continue reading…

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Greg Reynolds on Christian Media Ecology

Posted by T on June 01, 2009
Judaica / No Comments

This book (see biblio info at bottom) is an introduction to “media ecology” by Continue reading…

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Casablanca (Movie, 1942)

Posted by T on April 14, 2009
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 11 Comments

It is the late 1930’s, and everywhere in the world, from Europe Continue reading…

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Protected: Burn After Reading (Movie, 2008)

Posted by T on January 28, 2009
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Movie. The Sunshine Boys, 1975.

Posted by T on April 19, 2008
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A movie made from the [Marvin] Neil Simon stage comedy. A couple old men that worked for decades together in vaudeville are to get Continue reading…

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Reverse Yiddish

Posted by T on April 16, 2008
Judaica / 4 Comments

Yiddish, according to some, was a language designed so that jews Continue reading…

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Movie. Breach, 2007

Posted by T on March 20, 2008
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 1 Comment

This is a modern cloak and dagger based on a true story. Twenty-five year FBI man Robert Hanssen (Chris Cooper) is nabbed for spying just before he would have retired. The movie depicts the FBI’s effort to catch him in the act of making a “drop” so that conviction would be certain. Continue reading…

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Movie. The Golem, 1920.

Posted by T on January 03, 2008
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 5 Comments

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
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 19 Comments

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
Judaica, When I hear the word... / 14 Comments

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
By Title, Judaica, Movies / 7 Comments

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
Judaica, When I hear the word... / 61 Comments

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
Judaica / 14 Comments

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
Islam, Judaica, Man's Religions / 13 Comments

The Islamic question is on everyone’s heart Continue reading…