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NY Jewish Museum Celebrates French Designer, Architect Pierre Chareau

Chareau, whose wife Dollie Dyte Chareau was Jewish and whose mother came from a Sephardic family, fled to the United States in 1940.

‘Mrs. Carl Meyer and her Children’ at the Jewish Museum

Lady Meyer was a socially concerned philanthropist supporting working class women, underprivileged families, and women’s suffrage.

Jewish Photographer Dorothy Bohm Brings Back ‘Sixties London’ [video]

Bohm escaped Nazism in 1939 when she was sent to England to finish her schooling, armed with a Leica camera handed to her by her father as she was departing.

EU Counter-Anti-Semitism Czar: Our Goal to Allow Jews Fear-Free Life in Europe

A Rabbi of the Rabbinical Center of Europe told the EU official she cannot constantly undermine the foundations of Judaism: brit milah and kosher shechitah, and talk about wanting to eradicate anti-Semitism.

President Rivlin to Inaugurate Jewish Museum of Warsaw

President Reuven Rivlin is set to inaugurate the Jewish Museum of Warsaw when he travels to Poland in October.

ISIS Terrorist Identified as Murderer in Brussels Jewish Museum Attack

The shooter "probably acted alone” – Belgium deputy prosecutor Ine Van Wymersch after the murderous attack in June 2013.

Neo-Nazi Parties Win Seats in 2 European Parliament Elections

For the first time ever, neo-Nazi parties won seats in two national elections for the European Parliament. One was German.

Updated: 3 Killed in Brussels Jewish Museum Shooting

Four people were killed in a shooting at the Brussel's Jewish Museum on Saturday morning.

Anti-Israel Blogger Defends His Racism Against Black Zionist

Chloé Valdary was hurt by the overt racism directed at her just for being a Zionist

NYC’s Jewish Museum Invites, then Uninvites, Major BDS Advocate

NYC's Jewish Museum portrayed pro-Israel patrons as the bad guys in a Kafkaesque episode.

Polish Righteous Gentile Donates Memorabilia to Jewish Museum

A Polish historian and statesman who was imprisoned at Auschwitz and recognized as a Righteous Gentile for saving Jews in World War II has...

Putin Visits Russian Jewish Museum

Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian dignitaries joined Russia’s Chief Rabbi Berel Lazar for a special tour of the Russian Jewish Museum of...

Vienna Jewish Museum Contains Looted Objects, Officials Say

Officials from the Jewish Museum of Vienna said that hundreds of objects in the museum’s possession were looted from Jewish families during the Holocaust. A...

Crossing Borders: Masterpieces from the Bodleian Library

In the eyes of the ram lies the artist’s commentary on the Rosh Hashanah piyyut “The King Girded with Strength.” From the Tripartite Mahzor (German 14th century), this illumination simultaneously echoes the piyyut’s praise of God’s awesome power and expresses the terror of actually being a sacrifice to God. The ram is but a reflection of Isaac. It is all in the eyes.

Crossing Borders: Masterpieces from the Bodleian Library

In the eyes of the ram lies the artist’s commentary on the Rosh Hashanah piyyut “The King Girded with Strength.” From the Tripartite Mahzor (German 14th century), this illumination simultaneously echoes the piyyut’s praise of God’s awesome power and expresses the terror of actually being a sacrifice to God. The ram is but a reflection of Isaac. It is all in the eyes.

Polish Billionaire Donates 20 Million Zloty to Jewish Museum

Polish billionaire Jan Kulczyk's company Kulczyk Holding has donated zł.20 million, or close to $6 million, for the construction of the Museum of the...

Edouard Vuillard, 1890-1940, at the Jewish Museum

"Edouard Vuillard: A Painter and His Muses, 1890-1940" has opened at the New York Jewish Museum and will run through September 23. The exhibition offers a fresh view of the French artist Edouard Vuillard’s career, from the vanguard 1890s to the urbane domesticity of the lesser-known late portraits.

Process, Loss and History

New York has gone through a William Kentridge craze this year. There have been scattered exhibitions in galleries throughout the cities, in addition to lectures and live performances. From the blockbuster Five Themes show at the MoMA, the Metropolitan Opera's production of Kentridge's directed-and-designed multimedia version of Shostakovich's The Nose, the South African artist has been a dominant voice on the New York art scene. For those who missed the incredible MoMA retrospective-or for those who simply wish for another Kentridge fix-a final salvo can be caught at the Jewish Museum's exhibition of part of Kentridge's Nine Drawings for Projection series.

Is There Religious Significance To Man Ray’s African Obsession?

Jews, and particularly Jewish kings of the biblical period, are not supposed to be too keen on horses. An unhealthy love for things equestrian, according to the admonition in Deuteronomy 17:16, will tempt the king to return the Jewish people to Egypt. That being said, it must be admitted upfront that it is quite a stretch to ask whether a biblical prohibition against amassing royal stables of Egyptian horses applies to Jewish artists today.

Is Abstracting The Holocaust The Same as Denying It?

When Mark Godfrey first stumbled across Peter Eisenman's Memorial to the Murdered European Jews in Berlin, he did not recognize it.

The Un-chosen Artist

In a 1972 study, Stanley Milgram found that "familiar strangers" who share a repeated experience (like riding the same bus every day) are likelier to communicate when cast into an unfamiliar setting, than are two strangers with no such shared experience.

All Around The Town

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13          Anger's Way Out - Helping Children Deal With Their Feelings. Join author and counselorKarin Biron-Deckel, as she discusses her new book...

What’s New With Jewish-American Superheroes?

"Take a sock at Hitler! Sock your dough in bonds and stamps!" says one comic.

A Gift From Tattie – A True Story

Some may say that certain unlikely events and their timing are a matter coincidence, but we who believe that Hashem is the Eternal Mastermind of the Universe - know better.

Circular Art: Two Eva Hesse Shows

Throughout her career, German Jewish artist Eva Hesse (1936-1970) was obsessed with the motif of the circle.

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