June 4, 2023

Text, Body, and the Ethics of Raymond Federman’s Spectator (Roger Green)

In this post, I argue that postmodern writer, Raymond Federman’s reluctant commitment to text, his necessity to return to and interrupt narrative and to make text, emphasizing its artificial nature, exhibits a Jewish ethical commitment to resist representation.  In doing so, Federman continues longstanding themes in Jewish hermeneutics as well as presenting examples of what […]

Today’s Politics Bear Strange Resemblance To The 1850s (Martin Katchen)

The following article is republished from the former Political Theology Today. Observers looking for historic parallels between our time and bygone eras in United States history may have to go all the way back to the 1850s. In that decade the dominant party (which was the Democrats) was aligned with the largest monied interests of the […]