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Dancing The Ballets Russes, Jewish Art Deco At The MFA, Boston

Posted on: November 24th, 2004

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

 

The Aesthetic Of Mishigaas: Affirming Life, Denouncing Art Tom Barron And Arthur Yanoff At Stageworks

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.

 

Painting The Void Joshua Meyer At Hebrew College Gallery

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!"

 

Painting 9/11 With Whiskers And A Tail (and a Cigarette): Art Spiegelman’s ‘In The Shadow Of No Towers’

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.

 

Requesting – “One Thing I Ask”

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.

 

The Divine Ecology Of Janet Shafner New Paintings

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!

 

Marking The Land Of Israel: Photographs Of Chanan Getraide

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.

 

Anti-Semitism With Wings: Philip Roth’s “The Plot Against America”

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).

 

Jewish And Non-Jewish Landscape Isaak Levitan, Thomas Cole And George Inness

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.

 

Jazzy Jewish Jamming John Zorn At The Bridge Shul

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.

 

Lipchitz’s Prayer

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.

 

Alone, But Not Lonely: The Tate’s Hopper And The Jewish Museum’s Modigliani

Posted on: October 6th, 2004

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

 

A First In Israel: A Major Movie That Is Not Shown On Shabbat

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.

 

The Synagogue Is Dead; Long Live The Synagogue!:The Eldridge Project At Christie’s

Posted on: October 1st, 2004

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Modernity has created a culture of dispensability. Everything comes in a convenient size and a disposable plastic bottle.

 

Rosenstrasse: A Film by Margarethe von Trotta

Posted on: September 22nd, 2004

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The best movies, as all good works of art, pepper us with insistent questions.

 

Amnesia In Color And Line: Inez Storer’s Identity Paintings

Posted on: September 15th, 2004

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Amid the rising action in Disney's "The Lion King," Simba - already a dashing mature lion - follows the monkey, Rafiki, through marshland, until arriving at a loch.

 

How to Paint Jewish Culture In Five Easy Steps: The New Jersey Transcultural Initiative and Siona Benjamin

Posted on: August 25th, 2004

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Pinpointing modern art's origin yields a confusing situation; leading art history books claim many "fathers" of Modern Art: Gauguin, van Gogh, Whistler's "Portrait of the Artist's Mother" and sometimes Monet's "Impression: Sunrise."

 

Emmanuil And Janet Snitkovsky – Paintings

Posted on: August 18th, 2004

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Two highly successful artists, the husband and wife team of Emmanuil and Janet Snitkovsky, are currently exhibiting a selection of eight large Judaic paintings at the Chassidic Art Institute in Crown Heights.

 

The Stanton Street Shul and the Art of David Friedman

Posted on: August 4th, 2004

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Artists have a way of calling attention to the things we really need to see.

 

Sing Unto Him A Song: Blue Fringe And Soulfarm

Posted on: July 28th, 2004

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There is Hassidic story about a young boy who attended Yom Kippur services at his local synagogue, and yet could not participate in the High Holiday service because he was illiterate.

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