You have certainly read and heard a lot in the last few weeks about how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the future of the world. Today we will be thinking about how COVID-19 will change the past. We, that is José Brunner, Professor Emeritus at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas and the Buchmann Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University, and Daniel Strassberg, psychoanalyst and philosopher from Zurich.
In the car, on my way to pick up my son from school. I turn on the radio. Words caught at random – “Someday the time will come to ask ourselves what this virus changed about our lives.” What it changed? So many things! It brought us together under its flag, its blue (or […]
I’m looking for that one point. For that precisely determinable moment, for that blink of an eye when it happened. Sometimes there is such a thing, a point in time that divides life into a before and after. As recorded by eyewitnesses: “It’s been different since then,” followed by a thoughtful gaze into the distance. […]
and then on the first monday of may the sun got stuck hanging in the eastern sky. our clocks continued to run, but the sun stood unaltered a few degrees above the horizon. it was another cold morning after a gray and wet weekend. the night before, the weather service had warned of ground frost, […]
See, we have lived more than one life,now we have to weigh each thingon the scales of dreams and unleashmemories that devour what the present was. (Yehuda Amichai) I So many new words have been learnt complicated words clustered beyond the door, lying in ambush. And ambush has its own gaze: it threatens, usurps, above […]
We lived in the first block of the cooperative housing project, in the third entrance, on the sixth floor. I had the large room that opened up onto the balcony. My sister had the little one with privacy. The neighborhood was built in the 1920s. There were four large blocks and six small, rectangular green […]