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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.

Ozeri’s Bukharan Conversation

Look someone in the eye, and you immediately begin a narrative.

Pastrami And Dodgers Flavored Chazzanut: Jackie Mendelson’s Cantorial Tale

If the hills are alive with the sound of Julie Andrews' music, then Cantor Jacob "Jackie" Mendelson would have viewers believe that Brooklyn is once again to be alive with the sound of Chazzanut.

Eisenberg’s Space

Space is created in the visual arts in a multitude of ways. Illusionistic space was invented in the Renaissance and continues to be depicted in contemporary realism.

Jewish Space: Inside The Ark; And The Diary Of Anne Frank

The Temple gleams upon the horizon, a golden beacon signifying the finish line to the Jews' trek to serve G-d on the shalosh regalim.

The Siddur As Coloring Book – Archie Rand’s ‘The Eighteen’ At The Jewish Museum...

The aesthetic buzzards have been following him disappointed for years.

Divine Silence

The problem with G-d is His holiness.

Between Man And G-d And Art: Installing Jewishly Merav Ezer’s Plastic Arts

In a sense, the history of the Jewish people is a history of installation art. The thunder and lightning, booming shofar and floral assortment at Sinai were intense aesthetic experiences.

Confronting Catastrophe: Pray Or Fight Carvalho’s Rephidim

Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.

A Song Of The Sea With A Hint Of Ladino And Arabic Towards A...

With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.

Fleeting Prayer Manhattan Mincha Map

Mincha is the most fragile of prayers. It is typically caught on the run, sandwiched between a hurried lunch and return to the ordeals of the workday.

Self Portrait Of The Artist As A Jew, With A Los Angeles Dodgers Cap....

There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.

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