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By Miriam Sivan

Exhibits how Ozick's characters try and mediate a posh Jewish identification, one who bridges the diversities among conventional Judaism and secular American tradition.

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The Polaroid is pure mimesis. It is representational art with a weak point of view. Being instantaneous, there is no time or space for reflection, for waiting and silence and the creation of meaning. It is too much surface. Hester Lilt criticizes Joseph Brill in The Cannibal Galaxy for having “stopped too soon” (63), for not waiting. She understands how jumping to facile and quick conclusions disables one from reaching higher meaning. She lauds the ability to interpret future potentialities without obvious or gross hints.

You really have to wait. What’s important is the waiting” (52). The Polaroid is pure mimesis. It is representational art with a weak point of view. Being instantaneous, there is no time or space for reflection, for waiting and silence and the creation of meaning. It is too much surface. Hester Lilt criticizes Joseph Brill in The Cannibal Galaxy for having “stopped too soon” (63), for not waiting. She understands how jumping to facile and quick conclusions disables one from reaching higher meaning.

The everyday common person, not great rabbis, leaders, or philosophers, has the responsibility to restore the holistic untainted corona of light enveloping and comprising the world. 36 Belonging Too Well Visual artists, whose preoccupation is as much with light as it is with form, work with the raw material of creation. Photographers manipulate light as they frame and fix their images. The penumbra of photographs91 resonates in Beulah Lilt’s flaming nimbus and in Rupert Rabeeno’s reenactments. Manipulating images that reveal this play with light and shadow, prying out “allusions to the conceivable which cannot be presented,”92 visual artists potentially release a multitude of sparks.

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