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Posted on: November 26th, 2008

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"Some of our most exquisite murders," Alfred Hitchcock famously observed, "have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like [at] the kitchen table."

 

Posted on: November 26th, 2008

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"Some of our most exquisite murders," Alfred Hitchcock famously observed, "have been domestic, performed with tenderness in simple, homey places like [at] the kitchen table."

 

Posted on: November 12th, 2008

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Jewish physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer's decision to move forward with the production of the atom bomb in 1945 represented the culmination of a moral dilemma of tremendous magnitude.

 

Posted on: October 22nd, 2008

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Barbarism cannot triumph. This is what we believe, as Jews and as Americans.

 

Posted on: October 15th, 2008

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Walking through Chrystie Sherman's solo show at the Austrian Embassy in Washington will almost inevitably make viewers rethink their notions not only of what it means to be a Jew, but also what Jews look like.

 

Posted on: October 8th, 2008

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Siona Benjamin is a most unusual artist determined to recast Jewish art as a dynamic, cross-cultural phenomenon.

 

Posted on: October 1st, 2008

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Perhaps upholding Leviticus 19:31, which insists, "Do not turn to those who worship Ob or to wizards; do not desire to become defiled by them,"

 

Posted on: September 24th, 2008

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The Akeidah casts a very long shadow in the lives of all Jews, every day and particularly at this time of year.

 

Posted on: September 17th, 2008

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When Abraham built the altar on Mount Moriah, it must have been very painful to know each step brought him closer to losing Isaac, whom the Bible goes out of its way to call his "only son, whom he loved."

 

Posted on: September 10th, 2008

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The Sistine Secrets by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner raises many intriguing issues about one of the most important works of Western art and its creator, Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564) as first presented in my review on August 29.

 

Posted on: September 3rd, 2008

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German artist, Albrecht Dürer's woodcut "Samson Slaying the Lion" (1497-98) shows the warrior-prophet with the unkempt hair and beard of a Nazarite, sitting on the back of a lion, whose jaws he pulls apart.

 

Posted on: August 27th, 2008

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The Sistine Chapel in Rome is at the very heart of the Roman Catholic universe, the pope's private chapel in the Vatican and, notably, is one of the most famous tourist sites in history.

 

Posted on: August 20th, 2008

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Viewers who read Daniel Weinstein's list of artistic influences on his website will get the impression they are dealing with an unusual sort of Judaica, even before they see the art.

 

Posted on: August 13th, 2008

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Lag B'Omer is a communal sigh of relief. Historically the plague that consumed 24,000 of Rabbi Akiva's students in the second century did not include the 33rd day of the counting of the Omer.

 

Posted on: August 6th, 2008

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Marilyn Banner's encaustic painting "Listening" (2008) at first appears to be ironically titled.

 

Posted on: July 30th, 2008

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Piety and paintings of pious Jews, what a dangerous mix! It takes considerable courage to dedicate oneself to making art, not to mention to do so within the Orthodox community.

 

Posted on: July 23rd, 2008

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What do you get when you mix a Jesuit publishing company, a Reform Jewish scholar, an Orthodox Jewish painter, and a thesis on human-divine encounters?

 

Posted on: July 16th, 2008

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Upon walking into the synagogue at Hadassah Hospital, one is forced to look up.

 

Posted on: July 9th, 2008

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When Andrew Jacobs heard about a bungalow colony of Holocaust survivors on Geiger Road in the Catskills, his mind unleashed a series of pardonable stereotypes.

 

Posted on: July 2nd, 2008

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As an artist, when I visit a museum I relish the opportunity to soak up a gamut of aesthetic experiences; the wonderful array of visual and intellectual stimulation that characterizes looking at any kind of art.

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