Page 2 of the Kopf un Kischke archive.

Oliver Sacks on Humans and Myth-Making

Posted by Radical Jew on November 10, 2013 with No Comments

God Wrestling – Shalom Auslander

Posted by Radical Jew on November 8, 2013 with No Comments

Secular Jewish Culture/Radical Poetic Practice

Posted by Radical Jew on November 3, 2013 with No Comments

Secular Jewish Culture/Radical Poetic Practice.

No Laughing Matter – Amis and Hitchens

Posted by Radical Jew on November 3, 2013 with No Comments

Martin Amis and Christopher Hitchens on Saul Bellow, Anti-Semitism, Islamism, Israel. Christopher Hitchens on being a Jew.

On Benjamin’s Public (Oeuvre)-Public Domain Review

Posted by Radical Jew on October 31, 2013 with No Comments

On the run from the Nazis in 1940, the philosopher, literary critic and essayist Walter Benjamin committed suicide in the Spanish border town of Portbou. In 2011, over 70 years later, his writings enter the public domain in many countries around the world. Anca Pusca, author of Walter Benjamin: The Aesthetics of Change, reflects on […]

Margot Leverette and the Klezmer Mountain Boys-Bluegrass Hora

Posted by Radical Jew on October 18, 2013 with No Comments

Kathy Acker – Hotel of the Lilac Eyes

Posted by Radical Jew on September 26, 2013 with No Comments

On The Angel of History-Walter Benjamin

Posted by Radical Jew on September 16, 2013 with No Comments

“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 […]

Der Rebbe Elimelech

Posted by Radical Jew on September 10, 2013 with No Comments

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.[1] Lyrics and […]

The Hole in the Bagel, by Tashrak

Posted by Radical Jew on August 30, 2013 with No Comments

THE HOLE IN A BAGEL When I was a little Cheder-boy, my Rebbe, Bunem-Breine-Gite’s, a learned man, who was always tormenting me with Talmudical questions and with riddles, once asked me, “What becomes of the hole in a Bagel, when one has eaten the Bagel?” This riddle, which seemed to me then very hard to […]

The Fragmentary, Mystical Thought of Walter Benjamin Presented by Two Experimental Films | Open Culture

Posted by Radical Jew on July 24, 2013 with No Comments

The Fragmentary, Mystical Thought of Walter Benjamin Presented by Two Experimental Films | Open Culture.

Franz Kafka–On his Birthday

Posted by Radical Jew on July 3, 2013 with No Comments

George Handy

Posted by Radical Jew on June 21, 2013 with No Comments

George Handy (born George Joseph Hendleman) was born on January 17, 1920 and died on January 8, 1997. In between, he made music.  

Doc Pomus–Give it up

Posted by Radical Jew on June 17, 2013 with No Comments

In Jewish Folklore, parents do not invent a name for, or give one to, their children. The name was there all along, and the parents ought to do their best to find it. Sometimes things get in the way despite the best intentions, and we have to find our name for ourselves. Jerome Solon Felder, […]

Tristan Tzara’s Manifesto

Posted by Radical Jew on May 13, 2013 with 2 Comments

by Tristan Tzara Have a good look at me! I’m an idiot, I’m a practical joker, I’m a hoaxer. Have a good look at me! I’m ugly, my face has no expression, I’m small. I’m like the rest of you! (1) But ask yourselves, before you look at me, whether the iris by which you […]