Chillul Tefila Bifarhesia, as well as halachicly challenged verbiage and dress, are external manifestations of a critical lack of personal yiras shomayim which has lethal consequences.
Posted on: October 4th, 2006Sections → Arts
"Take a sock at Hitler! Sock your dough in bonds and stamps!" says one comic.
Posted on: September 27th, 2006Sections → Arts
Edmund Engelman's photograph, Entrance of Berggasse in Vienna's 9th District with Number 19 in the Middle, unfolds like a Twilight Zone episode.
Posted on: September 20th, 2006Sections → Arts
Cockroaches are not usually associated with Judaism. They might show up unwanted during Pesach cleaning.
Posted on: September 13th, 2006Sections → Arts
The current show at the Yeshiva University Museum is bizarrely titled.
Posted on: September 6th, 2006Sections → Arts
Book collectors are often pack-rats that are obsessed with the printed word in all of its manifestations.
Posted on: August 30th, 2006Sections → Arts
George Grosz's 1944 painting, "Cain, or Hitler in Hell" shows the Nazi leader with his iconic moustache and uniform sitting sadly, mopping his brow.
Posted on: August 23rd, 2006Sections → Arts
For American artists, the attacks on the Twin Towers are a particularly difficult subject matter.
Posted on: August 9th, 2006Sections → Arts
"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."
Posted on: July 19th, 2006Sections → Arts
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.
Posted on: July 12th, 2006Sections → Arts
Much ink and money has been spilt over the topic of "hip Judaism".
Posted on: July 5th, 2006Sections → Arts
Throughout her career, German Jewish artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was obsessed with the motif of the circle.
Posted on: June 28th, 2006Sections → Arts
We have documented 1,800 years of Jewish Art production in the preceding five sections of the "Jewish Art Primer".
Posted on: June 21st, 2006Sections → Arts
Children playing with dolls generally make good photo ops.
Posted on: June 14th, 2006Sections → Arts
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.
Posted on: June 7th, 2006Sections → Arts
"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.
Posted on: May 31st, 2006Sections → Arts
Contemporary Jewish life has been dominated by the crisis of the Modern, shaping more than anything else the profiles of Jewish Art.
Posted on: May 24th, 2006Sections → Arts
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.
Posted on: May 17th, 2006Sections → Arts
As the Enlightenment marched across Europe in the form of the Napoleonic conquests, the effects on Jewish Art were unmistakable.
Posted on: May 3rd, 2006Sections → Arts
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.
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