About Me, My Other Knitting, & My Reading Shelf
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Definition: Mother, wife, sister, friend, neighbor, child advocate, fiber artist, musician, perpetual student, reader, thinker, knitter, maker, dancer. Raised in the classical Reform Jewish tradition, trained in philosophy, law and music, committed to communitarian values and action.
Other Interests: optimism, green energy, opera, camping, quilting, viola da gamba, traditional fiddling, early music, history of books and illumination, iconography, cartography.
Favorite Books: Genesis (Torah), I and Thou (Martin Buber), Philebus (Plato), On Friendship (Aristotle), The Poverty of Historicism (Karl Popper), The Spirit of Community (Amitai Etzione), A History of God (Karen Armstrong), Blood Oranges (John Hawkes), The Lathe of Heaven (Ursula le Guin), A Canticle for Liebowitz (Walter M. Miller, Jr.), The God of Small Things (Arundhati Roy), My Friend the Monster (Clyde Bulla), The Hundred Dresses (Eleanor Estes)
Apologies and Disclaimers
This site is written and maintained in my pursuit of study and reflection. If I have infringed copyrights in the course of my written reflections, it is without malice without malice or intention to defraud or cause damage to anyone.
Many of the images share here my own, and many are not. I have attempted to link to the original sources for all images not my own. If there isn’t, or the links do not work, it is the result of an oversight or circumstances beyond my control. I have also attempted to provide references for all quotations.
Anyone objecting to the manner in which I have used their work is invited to contact me immediately (tikkunknits(at)yahoo(dot)com) so that I can make appropriate changes consistent with fair use of copyright
I do not have any academic or professional training in religious studies, nor any current affiliation with an institute of higher learning. So I cannot, and do not, claim that the information on this site meet scholarly criteria. Rather, the site is the product of my ongoing study, carefully using materials available to all of us on the net and from other resources. I made every effort to use information responsibly, and do not assume responsibility for others’ information or off-site links (I just can’t control others’ content or availability)
I’d like to express my gratitude to all those who have encouraged me with their kind words, who gently corrected me when I erred, and who generously gave me permission to use their images and/or material on this site.
My Other Knitting:
Tom Segev, The Seventh Million (started September)
Avi Shlaim, The Iron Wall: Israel and the Arab World (started May, 2007, still on the bedside table)
Shane Claiborne, The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical (started and completed in August, 2007)
John Rawls, Political Liberalism