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U.S., Israel Teaming to Push Israel into Visa Waiver Program

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Syrian Jets Strike Targets on Ramat HaGolan

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Chelsea Clinton Pregnant with Non-Jewish Child

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Police Limit Arab Visitors to Temple Mount

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No Gov’t Majority for Pollard-Talks Deal

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Shas Party Appoints New Spiritual Leader

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‘Jews Must Register’ Flyer in Ukraine an Echo of Babi Yar

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Florida Teen Stabbed in High School Gym

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4 Wounded in Gush Etzion Road Terror Attack

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Arab Violence Closes Temple Mount to Visitors Again

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Jews Ordered to ‘Register’ in Donetsk, Ukraine

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Indyk Returns to Raise the Dead (Israel-PA Talks)

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Funeral of Baruch Mizrachi (Photo Essay)

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Tunisian Jew Stabbed in Djerba

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Israeli Hi-Tech Opens Branch in Nanjing

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Preparations Completed for Priestly Blessing from Jerusalem

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Kansas Shooting Suspect a White Supremacist, Indicted for Murder

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Hundreds at Bangkok Chabad Passover Seder

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President Obama’s Passover Statement

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Should Looted Art From The Holoucast Be Returned? A Response To Michael Kimmelman

Posted on: October 18th, 2006

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Ever since artists created berry juice paintings of buffalos on cave walls, seeking to offer the hunters mastery over their prey, artists have used limited, physical materials to create transcendent, idealized art.

 

What’s New With Jewish-American Superheroes?

Posted on: October 4th, 2006

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"Take a sock at Hitler! Sock your dough in bonds and stamps!" says one comic.

 

Swastikas And Couches

Posted on: September 27th, 2006

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Edmund Engelman's photograph, Entrance of Berggasse in Vienna's 9th District with Number 19 in the Middle, unfolds like a Twilight Zone episode.

 

Jewish Roaches

Posted on: September 20th, 2006

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Cockroaches are not usually associated with Judaism. They might show up unwanted during Pesach cleaning.

 

Art That Produces, Not Consumes

Posted on: September 13th, 2006

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The current show at the Yeshiva University Museum is bizarrely titled.

 

One Thousand Words Are Worth A Picture

Posted on: September 6th, 2006

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Book collectors are often pack-rats that are obsessed with the printed word in all of its manifestations.

 

Eight Jewish Dada Artists

Posted on: August 30th, 2006

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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.

 

Painting Trauma And Relief: Hopeful Holocaust Paintings

Posted on: August 23rd, 2006

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For American artists, the attacks on the Twin Towers are a particularly difficult subject matter.

 

Introducing The Mets In Yiddish

Posted on: August 9th, 2006

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"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."

 

Interracial Chalk Drawings And Dances

Posted on: July 19th, 2006

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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.

 

Is Judaism Cool?

Posted on: July 12th, 2006

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Much ink and money has been spilt over the topic of "hip Judaism".

 

Circular Art: Two Eva Hesse Shows

Posted on: July 5th, 2006

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Throughout her career, German Jewish artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was obsessed with the motif of the circle.

 

A Jewish Art Primer (Part VI) – Contemporary Jewish Art

Posted on: June 28th, 2006

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We have documented 1,800 years of Jewish Art production in the preceding five sections of the "Jewish Art Primer".

 

Smile And Say Cheese: Children Maimed By War

Posted on: June 21st, 2006

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Children playing with dolls generally make good photo ops.

 

A Jewish Art Primer (Part V) – After The Catastrophe

Posted on: June 14th, 2006

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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.

 

The ‘Energizer’ Aesthetic Bunny: Still Painting

Posted on: June 7th, 2006

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"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.

 

A Jewish Art Primer (Part IV) – The New Age Of Individuals

Posted on: May 31st, 2006

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Contemporary Jewish life has been dominated by the crisis of the Modern, shaping more than anything else the profiles of Jewish Art.

 

The Middle Eastern Conflict In C-major

Posted on: May 24th, 2006

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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.

 

A Jewish Art Primer (Part III) – Jewish Painting: The Past and Future Collide

Posted on: May 17th, 2006

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As the Enlightenment marched across Europe in the form of the Napoleonic conquests, the effects on Jewish Art were unmistakable.

 

A Jewish Art Primer (Part II) Books To Papercuts

Posted on: May 3rd, 2006

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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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