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displacement and rashi: thanks for keeping the seat warm

The Biblical argument is that for two thousand years,during which Jews wandered from country to country, Israel has remained the national home. From the beginning of the exile to this day, no matter how farflung his current host country might … Continue reading

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The future: it ain’t what it used to be

Human beings, it has been said, are the only creatures that think about the future, but the individual has conceived of it in remarkably different ways.The future is a relic, an industry, a myth, a commodity. For all our scientific … Continue reading

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KILL THE DEVIL WITH PROBABILITY THEORY

When the truth is found to be lies/ and all the joy within you dies ( Somebody to Love, Jefferson Airplane ) The opening scene in A Serious Man is fictional folkloric legend where an elder man, believed to be … Continue reading

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SERIOUS MEN

”Receive with simplicity all that happens to you”, or so Rashi, the Jewish mystic sage is alleged to have uttered.It appeared in the opening scene of ┬áthe film A Serious Man.To which must be addeda Korean student is asking to … Continue reading

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