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Chassidic Surfers And Psychedelic Judaism: Daniel Weinstein’s Art

Viewers who read Daniel Weinstein's list of artistic influences on his website will get the impression they are dealing with an unusual sort of Judaica, even before they see the art.

New Writings In Chumash

Books have a problem. When they want to teach something, they're limited by their stoic two-dimensional constraints.

Addressing My Child’s Questions On Evolution: Discuss Or Take A Pass (Part II)

In last week's column, a parent named Sara asked how she should deal with a book she bought on the planets that contains text describing the world as being 15 billion years old. She questioned if she ought to read it to her children and discuss with them the fact that there are people who believe this - while sharing with them our belief that the Torah teaches us that the world is 5,766 years old.

Listening To The Paint’s Music: Marilyn Banner’s Encaustics

Marilyn Banner's encaustic painting "Listening" (2008) at first appears to be ironically titled.

A Confrontation Between Image and Text

What do you get when you mix a Jesuit publishing company, a Reform Jewish scholar, an Orthodox Jewish painter, and a thesis on human-divine encounters?

Titles: Commitment and Complexity: Jewish Wisdom in an Age of Upheaval and Genesis and...

Yeshivat Har Etzion is one of the main centers of religious Zionism in Israel.

The Image Before The Text:

First there was the word. It was spoken on the mountain and we were afraid. Then it was written fire on fire.

A Very Modern Megillah – Megillah Esther by David Wander

Such a nice story the Megillah Esther is, don't you think?

Megillat Esther: The Graphic Novel By JT Waldman

JT Waldman's Megillat Esther is brash, loud and groundbreaking.

‘The Name’

To encounter God is an elemental quest of mankind.

Title: The Family Parsha Book

Shalom Hammer is certainly an accomplished educator; he teaches adults and children at the same time with The Family Parsha Book.

Baruch HaShem: Other Views

Lynn Russell's current exhibition at the Chassidic Art Institute challenges us with a piety that resists all easy answers.

Title: Living the Halachic Process

Filled with "vebbe rebbe" responsa that 21st century Jews eagerly absorb in the rush of their hectic lives, Living the Halachic Process also contains insights to Jewish law provided by the Eretz Hemdah Institute to the public.

Israel’s Security After The Oslo Agreement (Second of Two Parts)

The following is the original text of an important lecture delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres to the Dayan Forum, Israel, on March 11, 1994 (Ambassador Zalman Shoval, presiding). It remains entirely relevant today, especially with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert's: (1) recent release of Palestinian terrorists as a "goodwill gesture;" (2) the Prime Minister's equally incomprehensible support of one murderous terrorist faction (Fatah) against another (Hamas); and his corollary commitment to the altogether twisted cartography of a markedly one-sided "Road Map."

Israel’s Security After The Oslo Agreement (First of Two Parts)

The following is the original text of an important lecture delivered by Professor Louis Rene Beres to the Dayan Forum, Israel, on March 11, 1994 (Ambassador Zalman Shoval, presiding). It remains entirely relevant today, especially with Israeli Prime Minister Olmert's: (1) recent release of Palestinian terrorists as a "goodwill gesture;" (2) the Prime Minister's equally incomprehensible support of one murderous terrorist faction (Fatah) against another (Hamas); and his corollary commitment to the altogether twisted cartography of a markedly one-sided "Road Map."

Title: The Garden Of Emuna: A Practical Guide to Life

Author: Rabbi Shalom Arush Translated Into English By Rabbi Lazer Brody

Title: The Streets of Jerusalem: Who, What, Why

Author: Ronald L. Eisenberg Publisher: Devora Press, Jerusalem

Honeybee Songs

Song of Songs is one of the most controversial books in Tanach because of its ambiguity.

A Jewish Art Primer (Part II) Books To Papercuts

Seldom has a people's cultural expression changed in so short a period of time as the revolution that overtook the Jews with the invention of moveable type and the printed book.

People Of The Book, People Of The Text: The Harry G. Friedman Society And...

Brad Sabin Hill was sitting in the Oriental Reading Room at the British Library.

Lost Objects Found

As one enters the theater, the stage is seen dominated by three levels of scaffolding that fills the entire proscenium behind a gray scrim.

Making And Breaking Monsters: The Image In Early Exorcism And Propaganda

Though first published in 1967, Marshall McLuhan's "The Medium is the Message: an Inventory of Effects" still remains the sourcebook on new media; its 160 pages of provocative text captivate the reader and prophetically forecasted the dominant role new media currently assumes.

Kabbalica: Aviva Yunger To Show At The Bergen County Y

The first question a viewer ought to pose regarding any work of art that includes text is: if we strip you of your text, are you significantly changed?

EshDev – High Tech For Your Soul

Eshdev, an innovative Jewish products company based in Jerusalem, is improving palm users spiritual lives. Incredibly, it is a one-man operation. Its creator, Elyahu Sheetrit, is an assistant to Chief Rabbi Ovadiah Yosef in publishing his sefarim (religious books) yet devotes himself to Eshdev in his free time.

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