Category Archives: Multidimensional Judaism

Asking the Right Questions

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February 1, 2013

Jonathan Woocher Jews are famous (notorious?) for our love of questions (including answering questions with questions). One could argue, in fact, that our faith is built around a set of ancient questions, both simple and profound, that resonate throughout time: “Where are you?” (Genesis 3:9); “Am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9); “Will not the More »

Holding onto Opposites

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February 1, 2013

Sarah Chandler The lake is frozen. The sky is bright blue mixed with a balance of white and gray over the mountain. The moon still shines as we wander into a yurt. The temperature indoors is barely 40 degrees Fahrenheit, so we press the heater’s “up arrow” and wait. A light blanket of snow covers More »

The Gates of the Essential

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February 1, 2013

Elie Holzer “Good-bye,” said the fox. “And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” “What is essential is invisible to the eye,” the little prince repeated, so that he would be sure to remember.1 More »

Transcending the Binary: Sketches and Aphorisms

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February 1, 2013

Ira F. Stone The question “Whom do I face?” elicits another question: “Who faces me?” The difference between the questions is crucial and sheds light on both the nature of classical religious perspectives (that is, biblical and rabbinic traditions) and the nature of the alienation from those perspectives and traditions in the modern period. It may also shed light More »

Game Design: Seeding a Multidimensional Model

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February 1, 2013

Owen Gottlieb What kind of game models might allow us to play with David Moss’s ideas and art? His print (see cover page and page 2 for essay) depicts a maze-like structure with nested, grouped, and concentric circles. Likewise, the purple flame on the left is layered like an onion. The key questions Moss presents in More »