Between creating for my clients, for myself, between changing diapers, raising two little ones and phone calls with my eldest daughter, I do at times find myself, G’d forbid, thinking. Here are some thoughts I’d like to share with you.
Antisemitism is everywhere. Being busy with Jewish issues, online and offline, makes me an easy target for all kinds of antisemitic attacks. And I receive them daily. Literally daily. Some are blatantly open and racist. Some come in an intellectual or political disguise. A lot are just trolls, trying to trigger us. And some honestly […]
I’m fascinated by Sartre. He is one of the most important thinkers in my life. His concept of Freedom has guided me for years. And one of the things that impresses me most about him is the feeling of utter intellectual honesty. Yet, there is one specific aspect of his life that bothers me a […]
HOW ALIENATION ALLOWS FOR IMMERSING IN HOLY TEXTS I spent my first 12 years in Munich. Like most Jewish kids in Munich, I went to Judaism classes once a week, learned how to read, how to pray and how to count in Hebrew. One thing I didn’t learn until we immigrated to Jerusalem, is to […]
It’s 2002. I’m just out of jail, where I spent a few months for refusing to serve the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. With a few friends, I found an apartment, a few hundred meters away from the border between East and West Jerusalem. I work “on the other side”, so I cross the […]
After a week during which I reached 39.5°C every day, reality started subtly falling apart. Not the kind of falling apart we know from hallucinogenic drugs. Rather than that, rather than the visual reality being deconstructed, the delicate connections between events did. The endless little or enormous narratives I had built my life around, the […]