Meir Panim’s Tiberias Free Restaurant not only provides warm meals, but the opportunity to socialize as well.
The Jewish Children’s Museum
792 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11213
The installation-like approach to the exhibition is its strongest and most innovative element, and shows great potential in considering ways to represent the Holocaust. However, it is only partially successful, and comes at a price. The large size of the photographs, and their free mounting on boards rather than on the walls, helps integrate the space, and also subliminally echoes the shapes of the tombstones that appear in several photographs, subtly conveying the suggestion of a graveyard. On the other hand, some of the photographs lose quality with the enlargement, and the tilt of the boards causes disturbing reflections on several of the pieces, giving a sense of haphazardness. In addition, the music, taken from Schindler’s List, is very theatrical, and instead of making the imagery more immediate, actually serves to create a distance from the act of witnessing, reinforcing the feeling that this is a story, rather than a reality. Nevertheless, Gati’s ambitious first exhibition shows he is dealing seriously and thoughtfully with both his subject matter, and his viewers.
Batnadiv HaKarmi Weinberg holds a masters in comparative literature, and has lectured at various institutions of higher learning in Israel, including the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently working towards a masters of fine arts at the New York Studio School.
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Brooklyn resident David Siller, currently studying in Israel at Yeshivat Yesodei HaTorah in Beit Shemesh, was awarded a trophy for finishing 3rd in his age group (14-18) in a 5-kilometer race for the benefit of the Benjamin Children’s Library of Beit Shemesh.
Today is day six without a phone.
Besides for feeling slightly isolated, it’s not too bad.
I’ve been doing things that I know I would not be doing if my phone was sitting next to me, shiny screen beckoning.
Is anyone else alarmed by the way extended warranties are sold on just about anything and everything? It means one of two things – either someone has found a great way of getting consumers to part with more of their hard earned dollars or manufacturers have no faith in their own products. Neither of those options is particularly heartwarming.
As I described Gaon in a review in June 2001 (“In Search of Ancestors, Sculpture by Simon Gaon” at Yeshiva University Museum), his Bukharian Jewish roots are deeply embedded on both sides of his family, echoed in his early yeshiva education.
Let me begin by congratulating my dear machatunim, Soraya and Jay Nimaroff, on being the recipients of the Community Service Award at the Sderot Hesder Institutions 18th annual anniversary dinner.
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Do you remember the good old days when kids were kids and there was never anything to worry about? Those days never really existed, but today there are issues kids worry about that weren’t issues for some adults. They include fear of bullying, natural disasters, divorce, and violence.
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“I’m disappointed that the agreement reached with Iran leaves our unfulfilled our ultimate objective: a complete dismantling of Iran’s nuclear program and related activities.
Southern NCSY will be holding a leadership training Shabbaton at the Young Israel of Bal Harbour December 6 and December 7. Rabbi Steven Weil, executive vice president of the Orthodox Union, will be the special guest speaker.
Is there a beginning and an end to the universe? What role can medical breakthroughs play in conception or genetic engineering? Can science help us pinpoint the end of human life? Does the soul emanate from the brain or vice-versa?
Sotheby’s recent annual auction of Israeli art was given an extra dimension this year with a large selection from the Phoenix Insurance Company, Ltd.’s collection – one of the largest, most comprehensive collections of Israeli art in the world, spanning from the founding of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem in 1906 through to the present day. The selection at Sotheby’s did not include this entire range. It was limited to smaller, more accessible works (there were no purely conceptual works, for example), and contained almost no sculpture, with the notable exception of Israel Prize-winner Danziger’s brass Chariot.
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