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Posted on: January 19th, 2005

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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, 2005

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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, 2004

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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, 2004

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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, 2004

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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.

 

Posted on: December 8th, 2004

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The Jewish Museum occupies a singular position in the Jewish universe, acting as a two way mirror.

 

Posted on: December 1st, 2004

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Even Alfred Molina's "Tevye" may have sounded more Jewish than Adam Heller's Haskell Harelik in "The Immigrant," but nevertheless, the characterization of Jewish life in this play succeeds with powerful impact.

 

Posted on: November 24th, 2004

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"You know, I don't really see so well anymore," said Tom Barron as we stood in Arthur Yanoff's Great Barrington studio, trying to safely navigate amongst the blizzard of paper shavings that littered the floor.

 

Posted on: November 24th, 2004

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It stands at 120 feet by 720 feet, and it weighs one million pounds.

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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Perhaps far more important than the question of "why paint tragedy?" is the question of how to paint it.

 

Posted on: November 17th, 2004

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Shakespeare's King Lear - furious, embarrassed and downright stunned at his daughter Cordelia's refusal to flatter him as her sisters did in an effort to figure prominently in his will - yells, "Nothing comes from nothing!"

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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What makes the Land of Israel so special? Given to us by G-d, this wonderfully diverse corner of earth is much more of a gift than meets the eye.

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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Seth Nadel is active - so much so that his guitar playing can be called "kinetic music," to borrow Agam's term.

 

Posted on: November 10th, 2004

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"When the Holy One, blessed is He, created the first man, He took him and led him around the trees of the Garden of Eden and said, 'Look at My works!

 

Posted on: November 3rd, 2004

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Forget Portnoy's Complaint. Never mind American Pastoral (1997) or I Married A Communist (1998) and The Human Stain (2000).

 

Posted on: October 27th, 2004

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He sits somewhat accusingly atop a stamp issued in Russia, remembering the 50th anniversary of his death in 1950.

 

Posted on: October 20th, 2004

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I recognized him as the Fiddler immediately. Sure, he sat cross-legged on the floor (not the roof) with his back to the audience.

 

Posted on: October 13th, 2004

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No time of prayer is more intense than at Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, as we literally pray for our lives, our sustenance, and ultimately, our salvation.

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2004

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TEL AVIV - In what is considered a breakthrough in Israel's film industry, director Gidi Dar has managed to create a major motion picture depicting the haredi lifestyle in the Meah Shearim district of Jerusalem.

 

Posted on: October 6th, 2004

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Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" explores tragically unrequited anticipation.

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