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gum resin used especially in treating skin irritation

(Old Testament) the youngest and best-loved son of Jacob and Rachel and one of the twelve forebears of the tribes of Israel

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During his travels in Europe in the early decades of the twentieth century, Benjamin collected postcards of Italian townscapes, sibyls, and Russian toys, numerous photographs of the Arcades in Paris, as well as his own notes scribbled on anything that came to hand when the muse struck him: the back of receipts, on library cards, or newspaper ads.
With the tides of history turning, the hope of a resuscitated archive was realized in the fall of 2004 when two sections of the Walter Benjamin Archive were transferred from Frankfurt and Paris to Berlin's Akademie der Kunste, custodian of the Moscow portion (confiscated by the Gestapo from Benjamin's last Berlin apartment and taken by the Red Army to the USSR).
While sequestered at the Catalan border town of Portbou, the ill Benjamin took morphine pills and died on the night of September 27, 1940 (some suspect it was suicide).
Since the 1950s, Benjamin has been widely hailed for his unique dialectical method of engaging the "now" (Jetzt), that revelatory moment when past and present fleetingly collide.
Ice Cube, left, and Mike Epps star in the crime comedy ``All About the Benjamins, which was co-writen by the former.