Part of the cultural elite…

I feel like some sort of parody of the “cultural elite.” I’m sitting in a cafe, and my bag contains an iBook, the New York Times magazine and book review, and volume 1 of a new translation of the Zohar.

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Published in: on November 7, 2004 at 15:24  Comments (18)  
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  1. I feel that way sometimes. It’s weird, yet pleasant.

  2. I feel that way sometimes. It’s weird, yet pleasant.

  3. Does the Zohar make you the cultural elite these days? We should be so trendy.
    Is it a full translation or an abridgement? The full set is pretty intimidating.

  4. Does the Zohar make you the cultural elite these days? We should be so trendy.
    Is it a full translation or an abridgement? The full set is pretty intimidating.

  5. wow, an ibook, I’m jealous…
    and the zohar… DUDE! Don’t tell me your doing Kabbalah….

  6. wow, an ibook, I’m jealous…
    and the zohar… DUDE! Don’t tell me your doing Kabbalah….

  7. It’s scheduled to be a full translation of the main part (commentaries on the Torah) in ten volumes, plus two volumes summary of the extra parts. So far, only the first two volumes are out; I just got them yesterday. It’s looking like a very good critical edition.

  8. It’s scheduled to be a full translation of the main part (commentaries on the Torah) in ten volumes, plus two volumes summary of the extra parts. So far, only the first two volumes are out; I just got them yesterday. It’s looking like a very good critical edition.

  9. I suspect that my hobbies and trades sound like some other sort of parody of a character. 🙂

  10. I suspect that my hobbies and trades sound like some other sort of parody of a character. 🙂

  11. Which would land you squarely in with the types of folks I like.. I like the kind of folks where a movie producer will go… “nah no one will believe it”

  12. Which would land you squarely in with the types of folks I like.. I like the kind of folks where a movie producer will go… “nah no one will believe it”

  13. Aren’t you also a part of some secret organization of geniuses devoted to overthrowing The Man as well? Oy, you elitist intellectual, you!

  14. Aren’t you also a part of some secret organization of geniuses devoted to overthrowing The Man as well? Oy, you elitist intellectual, you!

  15. One of the other guys at my college is doing an MPhil in modern English literature. At the matric dinner, he said that he couldn’t go to the post-dinner drinks because he had to work the next day. He’d already told me that he’d been a professional jazz musician in New York for several years, so I was surprised that he had to get up early to work. I said, “what do you do?” He said, “I’m on the police force. I’m a detective.”

  16. One of the other guys at my college is doing an MPhil in modern English literature. At the matric dinner, he said that he couldn’t go to the post-dinner drinks because he had to work the next day. He’d already told me that he’d been a professional jazz musician in New York for several years, so I was surprised that he had to get up early to work. I said, “what do you do?” He said, “I’m on the police force. I’m a detective.”

  17. Now that sounds like a character for a short story. Or perhaps a novel.

  18. Now that sounds like a character for a short story. Or perhaps a novel.


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