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Published: 01 November 2014
Creative Commons/Bridgeman Images/Sebastian Vrancx Illustrating the biblical quote, “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” Sebastian Vrancx’s The Blind Leading the Blind invokes a link between blindness and sin, portraying men with cataracts and corneal leukemia who do More
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Published: 01 November 2018
Perhaps we should be more cautious about asserting our understanding of the universe’s blind, pitiless indifference Perhaps we should be more cautious about asserting our understanding of the universe’s blind, pitiless indifference More
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Published: 01 November 2014
Creative Commons/Salvatore Ciambra A church may have obtained braille copies of the Bible, but if it consistently uses blindness as a metaphor for spiritual ignorance, it will not be a welcoming place for worshippers who are blind. Creative Commons/Salvatore Ciambra. / A church may have obtained More
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Published: 01 November 2014
Amy Monthei The use of braille in this painting, live , by Amy Monthei, ensures that neither a blind nor a sighted person can experience its entirety alone. Only through interaction “will the mystery be revealed,” writes Monthei, who is legally blind. Amy Monthei. / The use of braille in this More
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Published: 01 April 2013
Mel Kadel ( melkadel.com ) Freudian narratives, Marxist theory, and the worldview of liberalism are often blind to the spiritual dimension of social life—they fail to perceive the power of humanity’s desire for love and connection with others. Finding a Point by Mel Kadel. Mel Kadel More
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Tikkun (1 November 2014) 29 (4): 24–26.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Creative Commons/Salvatore Ciambra A church may have obtained braille copies of the Bible, but if it consistently uses blindness as a metaphor for spiritual ignorance, it will not be a welcoming place for worshippers who are blind. Creative Commons/Salvatore Ciambra. / A church may have obtained...
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Tikkun (1 November 2014) 29 (4): 11–12.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Creative Commons/Bridgeman Images/Sebastian Vrancx Illustrating the biblical quote, “If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch,” Sebastian Vrancx’s The Blind Leading the Blind invokes a link between blindness and sin, portraying men with cataracts and corneal leukemia who do...
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Tikkun (1 April 2011) 26 (2): 47.
Published: 01 April 2011
... everything’s a space ship. And what about the future of the soft machine? Señor gets tired. Señor leaks from his gaskets, needs new bearings and shocks, beauty is killing him. Señor stays awake all night as the wind throws its language against the window like a blind bird body. A kiss should be like this...
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Tikkun (1 November 2014) 29 (4): 33–35.
Published: 01 November 2014
... obstacles to the full integration of people with disabilities into the Jewish community. Judaism’s concern for people with disabilities is evidenced in the teaching of Leviticus: “Do not curse the deaf and do not put a stumbling block before the blind” (19:13–14). Another Jewish reference to disability...
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Tikkun (1 January 2013) 28 (1): 72.
Published: 01 January 2013
... Offer yourself to our senses, always some trace of odor Pervading the wind: woodsmoke, magnolia, skunk. Querulous, we cling to absolutes; loosen them, teach us Respect for illusion, as the oasis in blinding Sunlight dissolves, on closer approach, into waves of heat. Temper our justice with...
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Tikkun (1 November 2014) 29 (4): 21.
Published: 01 November 2014
... disability with sinfulness, while others celebrate the fact that so many biblical prophets are people with disabilities — including Moses, who has a speech impediment, Isaac, who is blind, and Jacob, who develops a limp while wrestling with an angel. Together they articulate a prophetic approach to...
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Tikkun (1 April 2012) 27 (2): 3.
Published: 01 April 2012
... words. Sarit Shatz Kibbutz Sarid, Israel Michael Lerner replies: I also want you to be safe and secure. But that cannot happen as long as Israelis are blind to the history of expulsions of Palestinians, first from their homes inside Israel (1948–49), then from settlement-occupied...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 95.
Published: 01 January 2011
... suddenly overtaken by an affecting recollection from my own childhood: sitting with my dad in the old movie theater where he would often take me to see the numerous Japanese movies featuring Zatoichi, the blind masseur and swordsman. My schoolteacher father, though not a masseur or a swordsman and only...
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Tikkun (1 April 2016) 31 (2): 73.
Published: 01 April 2016
... From Jerusalem’s Alley of God , Nissenbaum Dion , Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 Copyright © Tikkun magazine 2016 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor challenges the notion that the United States is fundamentally “color-blind” or a “postracial society.” Taylor, who teaches at the Center for African...
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Tikkun (1 April 2017) 32 (2): 2.
Published: 01 April 2017
... see Bruegel’s ability to mix pathos with sick humor as in his portrayal of the blind leading the blind (off a mountain side) or of a peasant proudly pointing to his son climbing (and apparently losing hold of) a tree, bringing to mind the Talmudic story Jewish contemporaries may have told him of a son...
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Tikkun (1 August 2008) 23 (3): 45.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... so boundless her weariness. People carry mattresses on their heads, In the dark she knows the features of her face a clangor of pots and pans. as a blind man knows the feel of his temples. People curse her as she goes by...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 68–69.
Published: 01 January 2011
... this work, we are often literally creating a space to both love ourselves as Jews and protest what is being done in our names by the Israeli and U.S. governments. Centuries of persecution and genocide have left many Jews so fearful that we see ourselves always and forever as victims, which blinds us to...
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Tikkun (1 November 2010) 25 (4): 79.
Published: 01 November 2010
... ound th a t blind faith in our fear m akes me walk on air. throbbing late nights in th e discotheque. W hat w ouldn’t love do to run m outh and hand -T om Sleigh JULY/AUGUST 2010...
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Tikkun (1 November 2018) 33 (4): 37–40.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Perhaps we should be more cautious about asserting our understanding of the universe’s blind, pitiless indifference Perhaps we should be more cautious about asserting our understanding of the universe’s blind, pitiless indifference ...
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Tikkun (1 January 2011) 26 (1): 71.
Published: 01 January 2011
... increasingly deeper internal reflection and political work. Locking ourselves too tightly into a viewpoint may help us maintain a moral compass, but it can also blind us to life’s mysteries. Indeed, riding out our lives under such ideological subscription closes us off to what Rabbi Abraham Heschel saw as a...