As Purim approaches, thousands of Israeli children and families grapple with poverty
Posted on: July 4th, 2007Sections → Arts
When Mark Podwal showed the galleys for his book "Doctored Drawings" to a former culture editor at The New York Times (he has drawn for the op-ed page for 35 years), he suggested Podwal remove eight drawings with Jewish symbolism.
Posted on: June 20th, 2007Sections → Arts
Some painters enslave themselves to detailed landscapes, patiently tracking every tree branch and grass blade in an effort to transcribe and document everything.
Posted on: June 13th, 2007Sections → Arts
Something is blooming in Brooklyn that promises a dramatic revitalization of Jewish visual culture.
Posted on: May 30th, 2007Sections → Arts
One of the advantages museums hold over galleries is that their exhibits need not focus on one theme.
Posted on: May 22nd, 2007Sections → Arts
Cartoonists often draw the short straws at posh cocktail parties.
Posted on: May 9th, 2007Sections → Arts
Oftentimes, the art world functions like an ecosystem, whereby certain artist-producers generate innovative, new content, and artist-consumers readily borrow from those raw materials and shape them into new products.
Posted on: May 2nd, 2007Sections → Arts
Although Passover is no longer around the corner (11 months and counting until next year's cleaning craze), Had Gadya remains a timeless song of Jewish persecution and triumph over generation after generation of anti-Semitism.
Posted on: April 25th, 2007Sections → Arts
Holocaust art has dominated the news lately for all the wrong reasons.
Posted on: April 18th, 2007Sections → Arts
Permission to Use Hebrew Letters, Healing the World, and the Pull of Judaism
Posted on: April 12th, 2007Sections → Arts
"Am I a Jewish artist? A woman artist? A Jewish woman artist? Of course!
Posted on: April 2nd, 2007Sections → Arts
Israeli Trees, The Four Corners Of Jewish Art, Kabbalistic Shells, And Tender Heaviness
Posted on: March 28th, 2007Sections → Arts
Shabbat Chess, Lighting The Torah, A Hidden Synagogue, And Ketubah Collage
Posted on: March 21st, 2007Sections → Arts
On Sunday, February 18, I attended an opening at the Kraft Center for Jewish Life (also known as the Columbia/Barnard Hillel) for the exhibit Words Within.
Posted on: March 14th, 2007Sections → Arts
Was Rembrandt a Jewish artist because he painted the Jewish wedding?
Posted on: February 28th, 2007Sections → Arts
"Back in Russia most of my works were dark and grey, reflecting the mood of those days and the way they taught us to paint," says artist Eric Lubiynov.
Posted on: February 21st, 2007Sections → Arts
Mattress companies are forever reminding us that we spend one third of our lives in bed.
Posted on: February 14th, 2007Sections → Arts
It sounds like a variation upon a hackneyed joke: Two Jewish writers and an anti-Semitic composer walk into a salon.
Posted on: January 24th, 2007Sections → Arts
The notion of a foreground and a background in a painting is an illusion.
Posted on: January 10th, 2007Sections → Arts
Often times, the most terrifying thing that plagues someone undergoing a traumatic process is uncertainty.
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