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Another Brick in the Wall

Israeli artists build an ice wall at the Davidson Center, near the Kotel in Jerusalem. The wall was based on a piece by American artist...

Palestinian Unknowingly Sells Banksy Mural to Gaza Artist for $175

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

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

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

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

The crimes from the Nazi regime still are being discovered.

Artist Robin Antar ‘Envisions’ America in Stone

What does the child of Brooklyn Syrian Jews have in common with Manhattan glitterati? Diamonds. Stones.

Sukkah Art

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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’

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

My greatest wish is that he soon runs out of base material from which to create his amazing art.

Reading Szyk’s Cards

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

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

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?

I watched them tear a building down; A gang of men in a busy town. With a mighty heave and a lusty yell, They...

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