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Impressions Of Meah Shearim

"Back in Russia most of my works were dark and grey, reflecting the mood of those days and the way they taught us to paint," says artist Eric Lubiynov.

A Jewish Blend Of Comedy And Tragedy

Mattress companies are forever reminding us that we spend one third of our lives in bed.

Two Jewish Intellectuals And An Anti-Semitic Composer

It sounds like a variation upon a hackneyed joke: Two Jewish writers and an anti-Semitic composer walk into a salon.

Rock-Hard Paintings

The notion of a foreground and a background in a painting is an illusion.

The Calm Before The Storm

Often times, the most terrifying thing that plagues someone undergoing a traumatic process is uncertainty.

Paintings That Pray

In a 1934 article, titled "New Training for Future Artists and Art Lovers," Mark Rothko drew upon his experience teaching at the Brooklyn Jewish Academy to explore a new model of art instruction.

Prosecuting Auschwitz

"I had the bad luck to get tangled up in this horror. The crimes did not occur because it was my will," a man in a dark suit with a striped tie says, matter-of-factly.

A Coat Of Transparent Colors

It is easy to read the narrative of Joseph and his alienation from his family as a tragic tale of missed opportunities in parenting, and brotherly compassion and patience.

Honeybee Songs

Song of Songs is one of the most controversial books in Tanach because of its ambiguity.

A Cat’s Bar Mitzvah (Don’t Worry – It’s A Graphic Novel)

One day, the rabbi's cat gets tired of the constant cawing of the rabbi's parrot, so he eats the bird and acquires the ability to speak.

One More Dead Jew, And Other Poems

Richard Michelson is an existential, yet guilty, sort of poet.

A Haunting Tale Of Assimilation

Man's use of "Time" is an artificial system that has been invented as a template to place over nature for convenience.

Reconsidering Iraqi Women

"I try to tell momma she won't get stolen. Her hair is not that nice.

A Matter Of Death And Death: The Washington National Opera Chooses Sophie

Although Sophie Zawistowska asserts that nothing would have been different, had she chosen her six-year-old daughter, Eva, to live and her 10-year-old son, Jan, to die instead,

Should Looted Art From The Holoucast Be Returned? A Response To Michael Kimmelman

Ever since artists created berry juice paintings of buffalos on cave walls, seeking to offer the hunters mastery over their prey, artists have used limited, physical materials to create transcendent, idealized art.

What’s New With Jewish-American Superheroes?

"Take a sock at Hitler! Sock your dough in bonds and stamps!" says one comic.

Swastikas And Couches

Edmund Engelman's photograph, Entrance of Berggasse in Vienna's 9th District with Number 19 in the Middle, unfolds like a Twilight Zone episode.

Jewish Roaches

Cockroaches are not usually associated with Judaism. They might show up unwanted during Pesach cleaning.

Art That Produces, Not Consumes

The current show at the Yeshiva University Museum is bizarrely titled.

One Thousand Words Are Worth A Picture

Book collectors are often pack-rats that are obsessed with the printed word in all of its manifestations.

Eight Jewish Dada Artists

George Grosz's 1944 painting, "Cain, or Hitler in Hell" shows the Nazi leader with his iconic moustache and uniform sitting sadly, mopping his brow.

Painting Trauma And Relief: Hopeful Holocaust Paintings

For American artists, the attacks on the Twin Towers are a particularly difficult subject matter.

Introducing The Mets In Yiddish

"When you go back and you think about what it is," Jake Ehrenreich told me over the phone, pausing to put down his cell phone whenever he saw a nearby police car, "it's all about tradition."

Interracial Chalk Drawings And Dances

With their own long history of suffering oppression and hate fresh in their minds, many American Jews played important roles in the civil rights movement.

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