Even if Israel doesn’t happen to survive the culutral split wrought by the disengagement, or international vengeance for our treatment of Palestinians, we’ll still be able to look back at some of the culture that came out of this whole mess and laugh!
check out Dov Shurin’s new Video, which actually says alot about religious unity across different immigrant and devotional cultures across Israel, and the biblical themes and promises that just drive us all crazy sometimes. “I swear baby, I love you forever, and you’ll never have to move ever again.” Aw.., God, you so sweet. I don’t care HOW you paid for that Jewlery you got me.
and speaking of finery and romance, check out Yaakov The Russian’s risque political and religious clothing designs, guaranteed to leave your jaw dropping and the wit and strange juxtaposition of the erotic and the religious, and the militant. Thank G-d for culture.
P.s., are any of the anarchist types out there impressed with the whole grass roots settler movement? The “leaders” of the movement are peripheral, acting almost as mouth pieces for the popular vibe, and it’s all being done pretty much through word of mouth… although somebody’s gotta be paying for all the orange ribbons, it’s pretty much a bottom up thing happening. Most of the criticsm lobbied against them has to do with reckless, willful denial of the validity of either Israeli or international law in spite of what they want to do… Isn’t that kind of a good thing, according to some value systems? To ignore external pressure and Other People’s priorities in the name of defending your own? Religious madness aside, are there any hardcore secular anti-authoritarian types out there at least kinda impressed?