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.
Jewish Art: Any cultural production that utilizes Jewish subject matter and content drawn from;
Behold! It came to pass, after those things occurred, that Abraham was tested.
Why was it necessary for us to be taken out of Egypt?
A poor child's feet parade crude sandals, straps affixed to soda bottles with the caps still intact.
While some ideas are foolish but harmless, others are not only incorrect but also corrosively destructive.
Brad Sabin Hill was sitting in the Oriental Reading Room at the British Library.
Vacillating wildly from slashing abstraction, moody evocations of Jerusalem to complex meditations on the Shoah, Motke Blum presents a conundrum.
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.
"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?"
It's just about the last thing you'd suspect of relevance and contribution to anything culturally meaningful.
Frederick Terna has a soft touch. His images are neither strident nor angry.
Pleasure and Meaning. In the visual arts they are equally essential.
One of Honore Daumier's greatest works shows a troubled man sitting at a window.
Look someone in the eye, and you immediately begin a narrative.
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.
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.
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 aesthetic buzzards have been following him disappointed for years.
The problem with G-d is His holiness.
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.
Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.
With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.
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.
There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.