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‘The Name’

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

Baruch HaShem: Other Views

2 Shevat 5768 – January 9, 2008
Lynn Russell's current exhibition at the Chassidic Art Institute challenges us with a piety that resists all easy answers.

Two Eulogies In Paint

25 Tevet 5768 – January 3, 2008
Art criticism is often a messy business that has a lot to do with passing judgment.

Athens To Jerusalem: Ghiberti’s Masterpiece

18 Tevet 5768 – December 27, 2007
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.

The Puppet Master Who Denied That The Holocaust (Had Ended)

10 Tevet 5768 – December 19, 2007
Puppeteers are supposed to be jolly sorts, who associate with Sesame Street, the Muppets and Mister Rogers's Neighborhood.

Sotheby’s Riches

3 Tevet 5768 – December 12, 2007
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.

Is Abstracting The Holocaust The Same as Denying It?

25 Kislev 5768 – December 5, 2007
When Mark Godfrey first stumbled across Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered European Jews in Berlin, he did not recognize it.

Gilded Lions And Jeweled Horses: Woodcarving From The Synagogue To The Carousel

18 Kislev 5768 – November 28, 2007
Much like the Jewish people themselves, the legacy of Jewish Art has miraculously survived seemingly endless assaults over the past two centuries.

World War II Art And Propaganda

11 Kislev 5768 – November 21, 2007
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.

Jewish Enough In LA?

4 Kislev 5768 – November 14, 2007
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.

Forward-Looking Photographs

12 Heshvan 5768 – October 24, 2007
The smile is as unmistakable as the pointed white beard, long flowing side curls, black hat, robe and thick white socks.

The Un-chosen Artist

13 Tishri 5768 – September 25, 2007
In a 1972 study, Stanley Milgram found that "familiar strangers" who share a repeated experience (like riding the same bus every day) are likelier to communicate when cast into an unfamiliar setting, than are two strangers with no such shared experience.

Documenting Real Fiction

28 Elul 5767 – September 11, 2007
What role can a documentary film assume when facts cannot be agreed upon and truth is spelled with a lower case "t"?

Sarah’s Miscalculation

22 Elul 5767 – September 5, 2007
Rembrandt's etching, Abraham Entertaining the Angels, is a pristine jewel of Biblical narrative.

The Insecure Prophet: Walking A Mile In Nathan’s Shoes

15 Elul 5767 – August 29, 2007
When the prophet Nathan woke up in the morning and saw his to-do list for the day - rebuke the king of Israel for his sin with Bathsheba - did he hit his snooze alarm and try, like the prophet Jonah, to shirk his duty?

Frydlender’s Constructions

8 Elul 5767 – August 22, 2007
What is Frydlender up to? Barry Frydlender, the prominent Israeli photographer, is currently privileged with simultaneous exhibitions at the Tel Aviv Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Brotherly Hatred

1 Elul 5767 – August 15, 2007
If an Israeli settler and a Palestinian shopkeeper sat through Israeli playwright Ilan Hatsor's Masked, both might feel betrayed and misrepresented.

Caravaggio And Evil

24 Av 5767 – August 8, 2007
      Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio (1571-1610) was well acquainted with evil. His short violent life careened wildly between prestigious painting commissions from the most powerful men...

Fighting Anti-Semitism In Life And Death: Two New Films On Daniel Pearl And Simon...

17 Av 5767 – August 1, 2007
"Your powers are weak, old man," Darth Vader tells Obi-Wan Kenobi as the young Luke anxiously watches the ensuing battle from a distance.

The Arch of Titus: Am Yisroel Chai

10 Av 5767 – July 25, 2007
I walked slowly away from the Coliseum in Rome. Completed in 80 C.E. by the Emperor Titus it was used for almost 500 years for countless gladiatorial games and bloody spectacles.

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