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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.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part II) Books To Papercuts

Seldom has a people's cultural expression changed in so short a period of time as the revolution that overtook the Jews with the invention of moveable type and the printed book.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part I)

Jewish Art: Any cultural production that utilizes Jewish subject matter and content drawn from;

What If Abraham Sacrificed Isaac Anyway?

Behold! It came to pass, after those things occurred, that Abraham was tested.

Beerman’s Plagues

Why was it necessary for us to be taken out of Egypt?

Soda Bottle Sandals And Post-Library Shelving

A poor child's feet parade crude sandals, straps affixed to soda bottles with the caps still intact.

A Literary Review: The History Of A Myth – The Artless Jew, By...

While some ideas are foolish but harmless, others are not only incorrect but also corrosively destructive.

People Of The Book, People Of The Text: The Harry G. Friedman Society And...

Brad Sabin Hill was sitting in the Oriental Reading Room at the British Library.

The Power Of Paint: Paintings By Motke Blum

Vacillating wildly from slashing abstraction, moody evocations of Jerusalem to complex meditations on the Shoah, Motke Blum presents a conundrum.

Visualizing Jewish Hair: Samson And The Sotah

Hair in Judaism carries multiple connotations. It is distracting and narcissistic, as when Joseph "plays with his hair" too much and finds his jail sentence under Potifar extended for his vanity.

The Passion Of Leah Ashkenazy

"There is just something about that little girl that I can't get out of my mind. How does she face those fire-breathing beasts?"

Zionist Art Nouveau: Ideal Or Idealistic?

It's just about the last thing you'd suspect of relevance and contribution to anything culturally meaningful.

Terna’s Touch

Frederick Terna has a soft touch. His images are neither strident nor angry.

Chava Roth’s Meanings

Pleasure and Meaning. In the visual arts they are equally essential.

Accepting A Fateless Fate: A Holocaust Film To End All Holocaust Films

One of Honore Daumier's greatest works shows a troubled man sitting at a window.

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