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two tribes 10 to go

Jewish unity is the product of history and that history is unique… In Medieval Christendom the jews remained the major dissident community in a conforming world, the eternal Protestants standing outside the monolithic Christian church, witnesses to another truth and … Continue reading

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grease the wheels: gentlemen’s agreements

Return of the dance of the Seven Sisters. The seven occidental oil companies that control world supply, distribution and refining won’t likely arise again. But it is still oil that greases the wheel that makes the world spin. No matter … Continue reading

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quiet desperation of prosaic convenience

Is it possible to reconcile the classic/romantic divide. To purge the psychological into a product of reason? Can it be avoided that aesthetic purity depends somewhat on the decadent? Well, the concept of soulmates can be pitched out so that … Continue reading

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science of fictions of zimzum

Something on gnosticism and in particular, the use of gnosticism by Franz Kafka. Like anything else, there are various strands of thought on the subject, often mutually exclusive and arriving at different conclusions. A wonderful description of Kafka and how … Continue reading

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master of the underground

by Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.) I’ve never met nor have had the opportunity to work with Crumb, though I have friends who know him (and have even vacationed at his home in the South … Continue reading

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those deceptive distinctions

So, is Christopher Hitchens correct in asserting¬† than women are simply not as funny as men. Or is he falling into the gender trap and reinforcing the differences. Or are writers like Cynthia Fuchs Epstein hitting closer to home when … Continue reading

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