November 30, 2021

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Clarifying “Triumphalism”: Response to Andrew Gow

February 23, 2016 Ziy0nadmin friend and colleague Andrew Gow wrote a long and thoughtful response to my piece on triumphalist religiosity, which raises some interesting issues. Below is a response/clarification. I agree entirely that we should call jihadis jihadis, […]

The Shame of Israel: Panic in a Crooked Mirror

February 18, 2016 Ziy0nadmin Jewish World has just published a version of the article below in the Adar I 5776/March 2016 issue, dedicated to The State of World Jewry, with other essays by Jack Engelhard, Lisa Klug, Manfred […]

Studies in Mimetic Desire: Haram al Sharif, 1954, 2007

February 17, 2016 Ziy0nadmin a famous Simpsons episode (Season 13, ep. 11), Lisa explains to Bart what mimetic desire is: wanting something or someone because someone else wants the same thing. Bart is hurting because he dumped a […]

No one is too big to jail

February 15, 2016 Forest Rain shame and honor, two conflicting emotions, can occupy the same space… In Israel, today both are at the forefront. Today former Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, begins his prison sentence. It is deeply embarrassing that […]