Category Archives: Jewish Literary Culture

Leadership and Authority

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November 1, 2006

Yosef Kanefsky With how much authority does a contemporary religious leader speak? On any given day, the answer can range from “absolute” to “negligible.” Interestingly enough, both these extremes present significant ethical issues with regard to how a religious leader conducts him or herself. As I am an Orthodox congregational rabbi, my words and decisions More »

Creating a New Library

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November 1, 2006

James Young: The questions and discussions framing what’s in and what’s not in the Posen Library, a massive multi-volume anthology project: What is Jewish culture? Is Jewish culture a dialectic between “adaptation and resistance to surrounding non-Jewish cultures”? What is Jewish art or photography or architecture? More »

Jews and Comic Art

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November 1, 2006

Paul Buhle: For Jewish comic artists, comics were a means of expression that could be both under the supreme artistic control of the creator and available to ordinary Americans. More »

Consumers and Producers: Rethinking the Jewish Cultural Renaissance

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November 1, 2006

Stephen Hazan Arnoff and Saul Kaiserman: If the first step in the current expansion of the Jewish cultural landscape has been to establish modes for producing and delivering the work of culture makers, the next step is expanding the nature of Jewish cultural production so that a much fuller range of the community is empowered to build a richer and more vibrant Jewish world. More »

An Artist’s Palette

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November 1, 2006

Michal Govrin: The Israeli writer and theater director shares her own artistic and cultural journey—including a dialogue of discovery, learning, rebellion and innovation. More »