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A Timeless Message of Love And Survival: ‘There Is Many Like Us’

19 Adar 5775 – March 9, 2015
"I began to unravel a true-to-life love story. I was determined to tell it now, while they are both still alive."

From The Shah To The Rebbe: The Tale Of An Artist

7 Shevat 5775 – January 26, 2015
Nouril concluded he had no choice: He had to become more observant.

One Man Faces Art

15 Tevet 5775 – January 6, 2015
Being the son of an Orthodox rabbi who witnessed my artwork without scorn was a green light for me to continue.

Laura Kruger At The Hebrew Union College Museum

2 Av 5774 – July 28, 2014
"We are living in a Golden Age of Jewish Art, but don't know it."

Exhibiting Judaica

7 Tammuz 5774 – July 4, 2014
Synagogue ritual art is also abundant but for various reasons not usually collected.

Sanctuary: Lincoln Square Synagogue and Mark Podwal’s Terezin Suite

23 Sivan 5774 – June 20, 2014
He refuses to flinch from our painful history, perhaps finding a kind of solace in the consistency of irrational enmity directed against us.

Letter From Tel Aviv

9 Sivan 5774 – June 6, 2014
A new generation of Sabra artists have come to the fore, creating imaginative and attractive pieces of arts.

Off Label: Ceremonial Objects Imagined: Dov Abramson & Ken Goldman

24 Iyyar 5774 – May 23, 2014
"Vidduy: The Musical" breaks through the formidable barrier of repetitive confession to allow us to begin to understand what is at the heart of this fundamental religious act.

One Last Adventure For A Dozen Seniors

9 Iyyar 5774 – May 8, 2014
These eleven nursing home residents and their accompanying staff from the Connecticut nursing home could represent any of us or our own loved ones...

Judaica Auctions

3 Iyyar 5774 – May 2, 2014
The highlight of the auction was a superb and extremely rare ram-shaped silver spice container (very similar to the one in the Kiev Jewish Museum, and probably by the same maker) which brought $36,000.

Medieval Echoes: Jews, Christians & Visuality: New Approaches

18 Nisan 5774 – April 17, 2014
A fascinating glimpse into the rich complexity of medieval Jewish life and its contemporary relevance had intriguingly emerged.

Fight Over Long-Lost Holocaust Art Treasure Begins

25 Adar II 5774 – March 27, 2014
A Monet and other art stolen from Jews during the Holocaust have been found in the home of an 81-year-old German art collector. David Toren is waiting for the Germans to hand over at least 1 of those paintings.

Silverstein’s Heroes

19 Adar II 5774 – March 21, 2014
Silverstein’s work has long concerned itself with the intersection between the personal and Jewish Biblical narrative, significantly explored in this column in “Brighton Beach Bible” (July 27, 2009).

Faces: Indian Jewish Narratives Of Siona Benjamin

Not surprisingly the guardians of synagogue tradition is male dominated in both Moses Abraham, Cantor and Mohel and Synagogue Lamp Lighters.

The Last of the Unjust

22 Adar I 5774 – February 21, 2014
Neither helpless victims nor able to escape the killer’s clutches, the leaders had to make impossible choices on a daily basis in a never-ending dance with the devil.

True Grit

Bradford has opted to fully exploit the diverse possibilities of the physical surface by concentrating on the three-dimensional application of paint (impasto) and other material.

Tosafot & Light and Shadows: The Story of Iranian Jews

24 Shevat 5774 – January 24, 2014
The ostensible outsider frequently has the privilege of seeing the exclusive inner sanctum with fresh and unbiased eyes. Artists’ initial encounters with the Talmud are equally blessed.

Explore The Sacred

6 Shevat 5774 – January 6, 2014
The exhibit, according to a statement from guest curator Michele Waalkes which is posted on the museum website, “examines how faith can inform and inspire artists in their work, whether their work is symbolic, pictorial, or textual in nature. It further explores how present-day artwork can lead audiences to ponder God, religious themes, venerated traditions, or spiritual insights.”

Artist and Survivor

27 Tevet 5774 – December 30, 2013
Although Kempler's art is “dark,” the spirit of her humanity is ever- present.

Bonhams: Fine Judaica

18 Tevet 5774 – December 20, 2013
It is a rare season indeed when two major auction houses show not only resplendent offerings of Judaica, but also multiple examples of highly unusual and rare Jewish-themed fine art. That is indeed the case now both at Sotheby’s December 19th auction and the Bonhams recent December 10th auction.

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