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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.

Is Judaism Cool?

Much ink and money has been spilt over the topic of "hip Judaism".

Circular Art: Two Eva Hesse Shows

Throughout her career, German Jewish artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was obsessed with the motif of the circle.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part VI) – Contemporary Jewish Art

We have documented 1,800 years of Jewish Art production in the preceding five sections of the "Jewish Art Primer".

Smile And Say Cheese: Children Maimed By War

Children playing with dolls generally make good photo ops.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part V) – After The Catastrophe

The Holocaust, dominating Jewish Art for much of the late 20th century, is arguably the first form of Jewish Art to penetrate the mainstream cultural dialogue.

The ‘Energizer’ Aesthetic Bunny: Still Painting

"When my husband sells a painting, he gets down on his knees and thanks G-d," Kristina told me of her husband, Jules Olitski, at an opening of his work in Washington, D.C.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part IV) – The New Age Of Individuals

Contemporary Jewish life has been dominated by the crisis of the Modern, shaping more than anything else the profiles of Jewish Art.

The Middle Eastern Conflict In C-major

Barry Frydlender's nearly life-sized photograph Shirat Hayam depicts the August 2005 dismantling of the 16-family Gaza seaside settlement Shirat Hayam under Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's disengagement plan.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part III) – Jewish Painting: The Past and Future Collide

As the Enlightenment marched across Europe in the form of the Napoleonic conquests, the effects on Jewish Art were unmistakable.

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