Magazine / Winter 2022

Responsa
Days of Rest
On anti-work politics and the meaning of Shabbat
The Editors
Office Hours
Office Hours: Donald Whitehead
“Every time you break up a homeless encampment, you force people into isolation.”
Jesse Rabinowitz
Essay
The Right to Grieve
To demand the freedom to mourn—not on the employer’s schedule, but in our own time—is to reject the cruel rhythms of the capitalist status quo.
Erik Baker
Essay
Shmita Means Total Destroy
A manifesto from the threatened Atlanta forest
Fayer Collective
Illustrated Essay
The Fight for the Sabbath
The partnership between rabbis and labor that delivered the two-day weekend
Avi Garelick Illustrated by Solomon Brager
Music
A Shabbat for All Creation
Selections from Perek Shirah set to music testify to the holiness in all beings.
Nathan Salsburg
Profile
Lessons From the Blast Radius
Drawing on the disorienting experience of becoming disabled, the artist Johanna Hedva explores the feeling of being out of sync with capitalist time.
Liz Bowen
Essay
The Strange Hours
Finding a new relationship with rest in early motherhood
Maryam Ivette Parhizkar
Correspondence
The Nothing Letters
What might bloom in non-being?
Nathan Goldman and Claire Schwartz
Essay
Dreams Under Confinement
Mapping the pandemic’s collective unconscious
Rona Lorimer
Dispatch
The Fragile Now
A Ukrainian poet reflects on the new ordinary.
Lyudmyla Khersonska
Chevruta
What Is Debt and When Can We Refuse to Pay?
An investigation through Jewish text.
Allen Lipson in conversation with Sparky Abraham and Eleni Schirmer
Poetry
The Store
“the floors we cleaned, / the money we made to pay off / ownable things”
Mario Chard
Fiction
A Fatal Disease
Susan Taubes
Art
Do Less: Sit-uations & The Lazy Dancer
nibia pastrana santiago confronts the politics of movement by making dances that refuse to dance.
nibia pastrana santiago
Poetry
As:
“the light of beginning which hasn’t yet been / in rivers of letters running through words”
Peter Cole
Review
Entering the DreamSpace
On Rest Is Resistance
Helen Betya Rubinstein
Review
Idlers of the World, Unite!
On The Right to Be Lazy and Other Writings
Charlie Tyson
Review
Who Will Power the Climate Revolution?
On Climate Change as Class War and Half-Earth Socialism
Dylan Saba