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Doll (Haunted) House: Two ‘Naïve’ Holocaust Artists at GW’s Brady Gallery

28 Shevat 5771 – February 2, 2011
In an interview for an article published in these pages (Aug. 25, 2004), Jewish Bombay-born painter Siona Benjamin discussed her technique of hiding troubling imagery in the seemingly inviting floral and decorative borders of Indian and Persian miniature-influenced paintings. "Under the beauty of miniatures you can hide danger," she told me of her "Finding Home" series. "The beauty of miniatures draws you in-veiling and revealing."

A Happening

12 Tishri 5770 – September 30, 2009
"Happenings" are not every-day events. There are classes, programs, seminars and lectures - but happenings that leave an indelible mark on the mind, heart and soul are rare. During this past Aseret Y'mei Teshuvah (the 10 preparatory days before Yom Kippur), we of Hineni were "zocheh" - had the merit - to experience a happening that was nothing short of a Kiddush Hashem - Sanctification of G-d's Holy Name, and for that I would like to publicly proclaim my total gratitude and indebtedness to the Almighty G-d.

Title: Wild Water Lilies: The Wartime Diary of a Young Girl

3 Tammuz 5769 – June 24, 2009
"This diary was written in South Wales at the same time as Anne Frank was writing hers in Holland. Only 22 miles separated the shores of the British Isles from the occupied countries of Europe. An invasion of Nazi forces was expected day by day.

Triumph Of The Spirit

I feel privileged to share with you the story of the creation of our new film, "Triumph of the Spirit." For the longest time I have felt that there is a terrible void in Holocaust films and memorials. The epic story of the mesiras nefesh, the boundless sacrifice, that our people made in clinging to Torah and mitzvos - the devotion with which they served Hashem during one of the darkest moments in the annals of mankind has yet to be told.

Jewish Space: Inside The Ark; And The Diary Of Anne Frank

20 Kislev 5766 – December 21, 2005
The Temple gleams upon the horizon, a golden beacon signifying the finish line to the Jews' trek to serve G-d on the shalosh regalim.

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