The Arty Semite

German Judaica Exotica Kitsch Minimal Techno

By Dan Friedman

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It’s always dangerous to post a video that you don’t really understand. It’s too amazing a piece to pass by without mention, so apologies if this YouTube feature includes nudity, blasphemy, banal repetition or racism — I don’t think it does. It certainly does have strange 70s looking beards, obscure rituals and someone who looks a lot like Saruman donning a tallit and tefillin.

If I had to guess, I’d say that the bodily organs were being purified to crystals through ritualized cathexis and that that purity endures through history (the part with the shining chrome axe). Or, as the email telling me about this video more concisely put it: “Germans make more meaningless judaica exotica kitsch minimal techno!”

Hat tip to Kurt Hoffman.


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