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Ranting 'bout Jewish Reading and Writing

The editors of n+1 published a rather spot on though somewhat rambling rant about the new Jewish mags. Wandering through Heeb’s pornography, Guilt and Pleasure’s banality and nextbook.org’s intellectual provincialism they make some astute points before ending in a somewhat…

Occupying the language

During the evacuation of Yamit, in 1982, I was listening to the radio in my dorm room in Yeshivat Har Etzion. This was during the time that Yaakov Ariel was down in Yamit acting the Rosh Yeshiva [Head of the…

Shocked…!

I have a piece over at the JewishJournal about Alan Greenspan’s shocking revelation that greed might cloud the mind of inestment bankers who otherwise would have your best interests in mind. The bottom line is: Perhaps now, as Greenspan walks…

Triumphalist Zionism and Jewish Identity

The right wing of American Orthodox Judaism, those who align themselves with various factions of chareidi and Yeshivah Judaism, are committed to what might only be called “triumphalist Zionism” (my locution, as far as I can tell). Triumphalist Zionists skip…

Scriptural Reasoning

I spent the first week of June lodging on Jesus Lane at Westcott House in Cambridge, England. (For those for whom the point might be too subtle, there is also a Jesus College, a Christ’s College, a Corpus Christi College,…

Daniel Sieradski