Got that pioneering spirit? You’re invited to help build Israel’s periphery by planting roots in southern soil with Nefesh B’Nefesh.
Posted on: May 11th, 2005Sections → Arts
The problem with G-d is His holiness.
Posted on: May 4th, 2005Sections → 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.
Posted on: April 27th, 2005Sections → Arts
Barely redeemed from Egypt, the Jewish people faced a terrible foe. Amalek attacked without warning, without reason.
Posted on: April 20th, 2005Sections → Arts
With Pesach swiftly approaching, many are hyper-aware of all the cleaning and cooking implied in the festival.
Posted on: April 13th, 2005Sections → Arts
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.
Posted on: April 6th, 2005Sections → Arts
There is something very Jewish about R. B. Kitaj's work.
Posted on: March 23rd, 2005Sections → Arts
Many mistranslate the word "midbar" as desert, whereas the word really carries more of a connotation for wasteland or wilderness, perhaps deriving from the root dever for "plague" or davar for "word" or "thing."
Posted on: March 16th, 2005Sections → Arts
As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.
Posted on: March 9th, 2005Sections → Arts
The new face of Jewish pop music wears a black hat and jacket and a long beard.
Posted on: March 2nd, 2005Sections → Arts
Imagining the tempting aroma of pecan pie and fresh challah, the age-old rhythms of Southern Jewry unfold before our eyes in the seductively handsome exhibition of photographs, Shalom Y'all, currently at the Jewish Museum of Florida in Miami Beach.
Posted on: February 23rd, 2005Sections → Arts
Though first published in 1967, Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message: an Inventory of Effects" still remains the sourcebook on new media; its 160 pages of provocative text captivate the reader and prophetically forecasted the dominant role new media currently assumes.
Posted on: February 16th, 2005Sections → Arts
Walking out of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial in Washington, D.C. the stench of mass murder was overpowering.
Posted on: February 9th, 2005Sections → Arts
The first question a viewer ought to pose regarding any work of art that includes text is: if we strip you of your text, are you significantly changed?
Posted on: February 2nd, 2005Sections → Arts
Imagine ritual without symbol. Impossible. The very heart and soul of Jewish ritual, from prayer to matzah, is the symbolic evocation of something else.
Posted on: January 26th, 2005Sections → Arts
The Jewish Museum of Maryland's "Lives Lost" exhibit offers a meditation on a "dramatic but little known story" - according to the museum Associate Director Anita Kassof.
Posted on: January 19th, 2005Sections → Arts
The words reverberate with sweet memories. "Kiss the mezuzah," a grandparent urges his grandchild, while a parent nods approvingly as a rebbe teaches about the proper behavior upon entering or leaving a room ... "and don't forget to kiss the mezuzah!"
Posted on: January 5th, 2005Sections → Arts
Why should we bother with art? A waste of time, bitul Torah, perhaps even a lure into apikoresviewing art, not to mention making it, could be viewed as a can of worms best left unopened.
Posted on: December 29th, 2004Sections → Arts
Sitting stiffly on the very throne from which Pharaoh would later deny G-d and His children's freedom, Joseph surveyed his brothers bowing before him.
Posted on: December 22nd, 2004Sections → Arts
Oftentimes, one will find it far more useful to engage a piece of art in terms of what issues it raises and what questions it asks, rather than what ideological statements it offers or answers it proposes.
Posted on: December 15th, 2004Sections → Arts
The ancient Greek poets wrote myths about the Fates - the three daughters of Nyx, the powerful goddess Night. They are also called the Moerae sisters.
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