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Palestinian Unknowingly Sells Banksy Mural to Gaza Artist for $175

13 Nisan 5775 – April 1, 2015
A Gazan who sold a Banksy painted on his bombed-out doorway to a local artist for NIS 700 (about $175) says he was tricked.

The Story Behind Marble Moses in Netanyahu’s Speech

14 Adar 5775 – March 4, 2015
It was probably the first time that the marble relief portrait of Moses hanging in the House Chamber ever received such public acknowledgement.

Adar Art in Efrat

10 Adar 5775 – March 1, 2015
On Thursday evening, students at the Orot Etzion Boys Elementary School in Efrat reenacted different Biblical scenes as part of an interactive live art/Torah...

Rehanging Chagall

23 Shevat 5775 – February 12, 2015
A Chagall tapestry was rehung in the Knesset on February 5, 2015, after it was removed for reconstruction work.

Gurlitt Museum Admits Picasso Painting Was Stolen from Jews

8 Kislev 5775 – November 30, 2014
The crimes from the Nazi regime still are being discovered.

Artist Robin Antar ‘Envisions’ America in Stone

3 Kislev 5775 – November 25, 2014
What does the child of Brooklyn Syrian Jews have in common with Manhattan glitterati? Diamonds. Stones.

Sukkah Art

20 Elul 5774 – September 15, 2014
Yehuda Poltzak is an artist from the Hareidi town of Beitar. He creates Judaica artifacts that decorate the homes and sukkahs of rabbis and...

Germany: Priceless Art Collection Stolen From Jews

15 Sivan 5774 – June 12, 2014
Collection seized by German officials in 2012, but owner said he'd come to it all legally. Perhaps he considered stealing from Jews legal?

Artwork in German Parliament May Have Been Nazi-Looted

29 Tevet 5774 – December 31, 2013
Two artworks hanging in Germany’s parliament building in Berlin may have been confiscated or acquired at artificially depressed prices by the Nazis from the...

Nazi-Looted Art Discovered In Munich to Go Online

10 Kislev 5774 – November 12, 2013
German authorities have bowed to international pressure and are publishing a partial list of artworks found in a Munich apartment. The spectacular art find...

Nazi-Looted Art to Return to Heirs of N.Y. Collector

25 Nisan 5773 – April 5, 2013
Two artworks sold under duress during the Nazi occupation of Germany will be returned to the heirs of New York art collector Michael Berolzheimer,...

The Fine Art of Optimism (Podcast)

27 Kislev 5773 – December 10, 2012
An interview with Benjamin Zander, conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, and author of The Art of Possibility.

Artist Uses Ashes of Burnt Holocaust Victims to Paint Picture

23 Kislev 5773 – December 6, 2012
An uproar over the appropriation of the burnt remains of Jewish Holocaust victims for use in an artwork has swept the Jewish world and raised questions as to how the ashes remaining at European concentration camps are treated.

Hamshushalayim 2012 Theme: ‘Humor’

16 Kislev 5773 – November 30, 2012
Hamshushalayim is the central cultural festival of the winter season in Israel that attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year and offers a...

From Rockets to Roses

16 Kislev 5773 – November 29, 2012
My greatest wish is that he soon runs out of base material from which to create his amazing art.

Reading Szyk’s Cards

10 Kislev 5773 – November 23, 2012
Arthur Szyk (1894; Lodz, Poland – 1951; New Canaan, USA) was a driven man determined to serve his people through his art. A passionate supporter of Jabotinsky’s Revisionist Zionists from at least the mid-1930’s, Szyk’s art almost always had a political edge. As we noted on these pages arch 12 & 19 2010, the Szyk Haggadah (1934 -1936) was originally an explicitly anti-Fascist creation. Therefore the recent publication by Historicana of “Heroes of Ancient Israel: Playing Card Art of Arthur Szyk” is notable for its lack of overt political content. Indeed, its strength lies in a subtler affirmation of Jewish sovereignty and wisdom.

Drawing with Rockets

5 Kislev 5773 – November 19, 2012
In years to come, when peace reigns, maybe sky drawing with rockets will become its own art genre. For now, these appear to be...

To Tell The Truth: An Unlikely Scenario

1 Heshvan 5773 – October 17, 2012
Despite public surveys that show the general public largely opposed to negative campaigning, the overwhelming majority of candidates in contested races have refined this strategy almost to an art form.

Which Are You?

19 Tishri 5773 – October 5, 2012
I watched them tear a building down; A gang of men in a busy town. With a mighty heave and a lusty yell, They...

Int’l Festival Brings Morocco’s Sacred Music to Jerusalem

24 Elul 5772 – September 10, 2012
The Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival recently brought a variety of musical traditions from different areas and faiths to Jerusalem.

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