Weekly Links November 22nd-29th 2013

“All those myriad acts of choice that had made religion a matter of private conscience were naturally and invisibly forced upon me, neutralizing my own act of choice and making my religiosity a straightforward extension of the state. Israel had brought me back to the state-enforced religiousness which my parents, as Jews, had rejected when they emigrated from Morocco to France.”

http://www.haaretz.com/mobile/.premium-1.559388?v=AF0661DA805203CED9239AFC3D51F5C4

A reminder of the numbing, soothing effects of movies in light of the human tragedies occurring daily.

http://jamesshelley.net/2013/11/everything-i-ever-needed-to-know-about-social-revolutions-i-learned-from-hollywood/

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