why do anti zionists keep prefacing everything with “hey guys i’m not actually being antisemitic here cuz anti zionism =/= antisemitism” just get on with whatever the fuck you’re doing because if you’re not actually going to be employing antisemitic rhetoric, then why the disclaimer
Because they know they’re full of shit and also it serves to invalidate Jews objecting to whatever anti-Semitic garbage that will follow, because it’s like, “See, I even said people will be ~crying anti-Semitism~ and I was right!”
Yve-Alain Bois on Matisse: Matisse was cool but Picasso was better, and be quiet feminists Matisse totally respected women because his depictions of women were just a means to a modernist end and didn’t have anything to do with gender.
Just my luck that: a) my prescription ran out, b) just before a holiday weekend, c) that, unbeknownst to me, my refill expired a month ago, d) that for the past 28 hours my primary’s holiday replacement has shown zero interest in reauthorizing my prescription, e) I have been forced to lean on another prescription meant for something different as a stop-gap for the empty prescription, which f) if I do not replace soon will have go-straight-to-hospital-do-not-pass-go-do-not-collect-$200 complications. I have some confidence that I will not be visiting the hospital this week, but goddam do I hate my insurance company (which directly employs my primary and has put policies in place – ostensibly for insurees’ convenience – that make it a struggle every time I need to refill my prescriptions).
Moonbase Israel would be fucking awesome. We could put an enormous star of david, big enough to cover an entire hemisphere, on the near side of the moon, and the goyim would have to be aware every night that we are launching our refuse and excrement into their atmosphere and laughing about it.
Tbh I think the Chanukah bush thing is stupid. But like hell am I going to tell someone they’re trying to divest themselves of their Jewishness by putting one up when quite clearly this is not the case.
When a Jew lights the candles on Chanukah’ groups and groups of malachim (angels) come to hear his brochos (blessings). Do we really want to welcome them with all kinds of pagan and other idolatrous symbols?
I sure hope not.
A freilichen and true Chanukah to all of Klal Yisroel!
Are the malachim really so stupid that they can’t tell the difference between a tree that symbolically means “I am a Jew in America” and a tree that means “Jesus” or “Thor?” An eternity of existence, and the malachim can’t read context to see that a symbol, while goyische in origin, when appropriated by a Jew on a Jewish holiday in a strange land, becomes a marker of being Jewish in diaspora?
I am studying why late-18th/early19th century French artist Élizabeth Vigée Le Brun disappeared from discourse at about the end of the first WW, not to reappear until the late 60s when Feminism just began to enter the discipline of art history, despite having been regarded as the best artist of the end of the Ancien Régime and continuing to enjoy a degree of popularity into the war years.
What’s particularly exciting about this project is that because the body of texts about Vigée Le Brun is relatively small, it is possible to review all of them from the artist’s time into the early 20th century to gain an understanding of how, on a granular text-to-text, author-to-author level, the history of the artist was warped into what early-20th-century commentators wrote and the subsequent generation saw as not worth writing about. To my knowledge, nothing like this has been done before in the field. It’s thrilling.