shema

Against the cult of personality, toward communitas

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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I have a vision for readings in which everyone is welcome–in which 80 year olds and teenagers, good poets and bad poets, normatives and crazies meet on equal footing because, in the ceremony of bread, in James and Buber, your “personage” is what you leave behind when you enter the temple.

On Shema Mitzvah in my poetry

by Joe Weil Poetry and Poetics
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I do not believe in the separation of faith and works, but, like James, believe faith without works is dead, and works without faith is merely materialism as a form of the dole.

Obedience Versus Conformity: Teaching and Goals

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Conformists are the gate keepers of both the establishment and anti-establishment orders.