Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: March 26th, 2008Sections → Arts
Pegging Arthur Miller a Jewish playwright is a dangerous enterprise.
Posted on: March 19th, 2008Sections → Arts
Such a nice story the Megillah Esther is, don't you think?
Posted on: March 12th, 2008Sections → Arts
The opening sentence of Saul Bellow's 1953 novel, The Adventures of Augie March, which begins, "I am an American, Chicago born - Chicago, that somber city - and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style," arguably did as much as any novel to put Chicago on this century's literary map.
Posted on: February 27th, 2008Sections → Arts
Some artists' iconoclastic, bohemian behavior gets them into trouble.
Posted on: February 20th, 2008Sections → Arts
JT Waldman's Megillat Esther is brash, loud and groundbreaking.
Posted on: February 13th, 2008Sections → Arts
At first glance, Moritz Rabinowitz and Baruch Spinoza have very little in common.
Posted on: February 6th, 2008Sections → Arts
The Holocaust was "Ground Zero of the Greenwald-Kahana family."
Posted on: January 30th, 2008Sections → Arts
Miriam Beerman's paintings have appeared in more than 100 exhibits, including a solo show at the Brooklyn Museum, a first for a woman artist.
Posted on: January 23rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Ludwig Schwarz's 2000 assemblage of seven altered thrift store-bought paintings, "Untitled (Born to Be Mild)," can be said to evoke Piet Mondrian's abstract works, which rely heavily upon a simple palette and the grid.
Posted on: January 16th, 2008Sections → Arts
To encounter God is an elemental quest of mankind.
Posted on: January 9th, 2008Sections → Arts
Lynn Russell's current exhibition at the Chassidic Art Institute challenges us with a piety that resists all easy answers.
Posted on: January 3rd, 2008Sections → Arts
Art criticism is often a messy business that has a lot to do with passing judgment.
Posted on: December 27th, 2007Sections → Arts
The Gates of Paradise have arrived in New York, and anyone interested in experiencing one of the great masterpieces of the Early Italian Renaissance cannot afford to miss this current exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Posted on: December 19th, 2007Sections → Arts
Puppeteers are supposed to be jolly sorts, who associate with Sesame Street, the Muppets and Mister Rogers's Neighborhood.
Posted on: December 12th, 2007Sections → Arts
The varieties of Jewish art are always a delight to explore, but occasionally an exhibition comes along that provides surprises and insights that trouble even the most assured of viewers.
Posted on: December 5th, 2007Sections → Arts
When Mark Godfrey first stumbled across Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered European Jews in Berlin, he did not recognize it.
Posted on: November 28th, 2007Sections → Arts
Much like the Jewish people themselves, the legacy of Jewish Art has miraculously survived seemingly endless assaults over the past two centuries.
Posted on: November 21st, 2007Sections → Arts
One of the greatest insights Jacques Derrida laid out in his conceptualization of Deconstruction was that a thing can coexist with its opposite, and in fact, neither can be properly understood without the other.
Posted on: November 14th, 2007Sections → Arts
The L.A Story, a selection of works from 10 contemporary Los Angeles Jewish artists currently at the Hebrew Union College - Institute of Religion Museum, poses the question of what exactly constitutes Jewish Art and what is its condition today on the West Coast.
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