Georgia O’Keefe, Hands and Breasts
Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated | Humanities.
Simchat Torah, 1663: Samuel Pepys Account of a Lively Service in London – Tablet Magazine.
Doesn’t get better than this. Or more complete. Voice, fiddle, song. Understated and devastating.
“The face of the angel of history is turned toward the past. Where we perceived a chain of events, he sees a single catastrophe which keeps piling wreckage and hurls it in front of his feet. The angel would like to stay, awaken the dead, and make whole what has been smashed. But a storm […]
“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” Emma Goldman
Rosenzweig’s Yom Kippur
A song by Moyshe Nadir, an all but forgotten Yiddish writer I adore. This is a terrific performance by Karsten Troyke and Gennadi Dessiatnik. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Der Rebbbe Elimelech is a Yiddish song written in 1927 by Moshe Nadir and loosely based on the English traditional song Old King Cole. Lyrics and […]
Ugh. Palestinian celebrity gets the ‘Jewish sticker’ at Ben-Gurion Airport | +972 Magazine.
“If you believe that you can damage, then believe that you can repair. If you believe that you can harm, then believe that you can heal.” Rabbi Nachman of Breslov