Gershom Scholem
December 5, 2017
Gershom Scholem,  from  On Jews and Judaism in Crisis – Selected Essays “The poet Allen Ginsberg once visited me. A likeable fellow. Genuine. Strange, mad, but genuine. I took a strong liking to him.My wife and I had a very interesting conversation with him, and in her inimitable way[…]
BBC Face To Face Interview, 1994 (ASV#21)
November 12, 2011
Face To Face was a legendary BBC television series in the early days of British television, a series of half-hour interviews conducted by the broadcaster John Freeman, which aired between 1959 and 1962. The template proved a hugely influential one. Freeman never appeared on camera throughout the shows, only his questions could[…]
William Blake’s Ah! Sunflower
September 1, 2011
Ah Sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun; Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller’s journey is done; Where the Youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my Sunflower wishes to go. (William Blake[…]