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A Regal Silhouette: King David The Musical

1 Sivan 5768 – June 4, 2008
Light and shadow typically assume moral implications in literature, where light is often divine and dark symbolizes the unknown and the scary.

Ben Wilson: The Roots Of Abstraction

23 Iyyar 5768 – May 28, 2008
The road one chooses in Art, much like life, does not necessarily determine the final destination.

Is It Creepy To Remember Someone Else’s Tragedy?

16 Iyyar 5768 – May 21, 2008
There is perhaps a paradox afoot in conventional American Jewish views on Holocaust memory.

Rembrandt’s Abraham: Etchings At Swann Galleries

9 Iyyar 5768 – May 14, 2008
"And it happened after these things that God tested Abraham and said to him, 'Abraham.' And he replied, 'Here I am.' "

Chanting Kaddish For Willy Loman

2 Iyyar 5768 – May 7, 2008
When Linda Loman sees that the only people attending her husband Willy's funeral are her sons Biff and Happy and neighbors Charley and Bernard, she wonders what happened to the multitude of mourners that Willy had always promised.

Poussin’s Bible

25 Nisan 5768 – April 30, 2008
Near the end of his long and productive life, Nicolas Poussin was commissioned in 1660 to paint an unusual series of paintings called the "Four Seasons".

A Siddur With Word Balloons

18 Nisan 5768 – April 23, 2008
Howard Salmon first celebrated his bar mitzvah as a 44-year-old. He and six others attended a class at Temple Emanu-El in Tucson, Arizona, and each one prepared one aliyah of the Torah reading.

The Image Before The Text:

11 Nisan 5768 – April 16, 2008
First there was the word. It was spoken on the mountain and we were afraid. Then it was written fire on fire.

Is It Kosher To Laugh At Swastikas?

4 Nisan 5768 – April 9, 2008
Swastikas have been popping up lately in the most unusual places.

Warhol’s Jews

26 Adar II 5768 – April 2, 2008
When an artist creates, intention - elementary to the creative process - is paradoxically secondary to the finished work.

Solomonic Judgment In Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’

19 Adar II 5768 – March 26, 2008
Pegging Arthur Miller a Jewish playwright is a dangerous enterprise.

A Very Modern Megillah – Megillah Esther by David Wander

12 Adar II 5768 – March 19, 2008
Such a nice story the Megillah Esther is, don't you think?

Hungry For Literature And For More Heaven

5 Adar II 5768 – March 12, 2008
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.

Fantastically Real Kabbalah Paintings

21 Adar I 5768 – February 27, 2008
Some artists' iconoclastic, bohemian behavior gets them into trouble.

Megillat Esther: The Graphic Novel By JT Waldman

14 Adar I 5768 – February 20, 2008
JT Waldman's Megillat Esther is brash, loud and groundbreaking.

Voluntary And Compulsory Martyrdom: Spinoza And M. Rabinowitz

7 Adar I 5768 – February 13, 2008
At first glance, Moritz Rabinowitz and Baruch Spinoza have very little in common.

One Family – Photographs Of Vardi Kahana

30 Shevat 5768 – February 6, 2008
The Holocaust was "Ground Zero of the Greenwald-Kahana family."

A Jewish Artist, Whether You Like It or Not

23 Shevat 5768 – January 30, 2008
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.

Post-Jewish Painting And Its Discontents

16 Shevat 5768 – January 23, 2008
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.

‘The Name’

9 Shevat 5768 – January 16, 2008
To encounter God is an elemental quest of mankind.

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