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Hit and Run (Day Five)

Hit and Run (Day Five)
By February 16, 2007

Day Five From: Fiona Maazel To: Michael Helke Subject: What 3 Quarks Giveth, The Scanner Taketh Away Hi, Michael. By now, it should be evident that I don’t read blogs much. I have certainly never read as many or as … Read More

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Hit and Run (Day Four)

Hit and Run (Day Four)
By February 15, 2007

My turn again. Guess your jams and jellies are just going to have to wait, Maaz. Word to the wise: all the world’s holy texts have some Get-Out-of-Jail-Free clause, which allows its users to commit the occasional murder. Okay, perhaps … Read More

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Day 3: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 3: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 15, 2007

From: Arthur Waskow To: Daniel Bronstein Subject: Anything can be cheapened Rabbinic Judaism is dead and needs earth lovingly placed upon its coffin. Only then can we turn toward a new kind of life. The depth of our grief frees … Read More

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Hit and Run (Day Three)

Hit and Run (Day Three)
By February 14, 2007

Day Three From: Fiona Maazel To: Michael Helke Subject: The Koran Endorses Bloodshed (And New Yorkers Love To Gab About It) Hey, Michael. You read the paper today? At Yaddo, there’s always much talk about which house gets the Times … Read More

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Hit and Run (Day Two)

Hit and Run (Day Two)
By February 13, 2007

Day Two From: Michael Helke To: Fiona Maazel Subject: Focus-Grouped for Gerry Adams' Approval Fiona my Nona: Dear me! Did you get a chance to read that Anonymous response to our first post? Scribe tried to lay down the law … Read More

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Day 2: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 2: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 13, 2007

From: Arthur Waskow To: Daniel Bronstein Subject: Speaking of false dichotomies… Dear Daniel, Since you’ve raised the danger of false dichotomies, let me point to an obvious one: mystical versus rational. Jewish Renewal sees the rational and mystical as intertwined. … Read More

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Hit and Run

Hit and Run
By February 12, 2007

Movable Snipe is an exercise in high-intensity meta-blogging that will make old media curmudgeons like Nicholas Lehmann wake in cold sweats. Here's how it works. Two writers — snipers — are candy-led into their own epistolary playground for a week … Read More

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Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?

Day 1: Is Jewish Renewal the Next Step in Spirituality, or Boomer Narcissism?
By February 12, 2007

Here’s the rub: even as the Jewish Renewal (JR) movement makes a good deal of intellectual and moral sense to a portion of our generation—the politics, the egalitarianism, and so forth—on an emotional, visceral level, the whole scene can just … Read More

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