shema

Against the cult of personality, toward communitas

November 13, 2013
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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.

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On Shema Mitzvah in my poetry

May 29, 2013
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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.

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Obedience Versus Conformity: Teaching and Goals

July 12, 2012
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Conformists are the gate keepers of both the establishment and anti-establishment orders.

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