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Jewish Studies as CounterlifeA Report to the Academy$
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Adam Zachary Newton

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823283958

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.001.0001

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Knotted thread, middle game: an envoi

Knotted thread, middle game: an envoi

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(p.191) Epilogue Knotted thread, middle game: an envoi
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Jewish Studies as Counterlife
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Adam Zachary Newton

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823283958.003.0012

The epilogue weaves a conceit into a set of final reflections about Jewish Studies in its counterlived aspect as un fil renoué, a motif from Emmanuel Levinas’s late philosophy. It also returns to a formulation from one of his earlier essays we have briefly touched upon by reconsidering the question of affiliative belonging. A brief reflection on Bruce Robbins’s notions of secular vocation and professional identity segues to a final section, the most conventionally manifesto-like portion of the book. We return full circle to Sacvan Bercovitch, whose Emersonian reflections on the “alternative possibilities” discoverable in chess’s middle game, alongside those of Stanley Cavell, offer a final heuristic for JS.

Keywords:   affiliation, Bercovitch, Cavell, Emerson, knotted thread, manifesto, middle game

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