Posts Tagged ‘Art as Midrash

The story “Anatomy of Tzedakah” depicts the life of a Sjnoderbook, transformed into a magic, self- consuming hand disguised as a glove, representing the Rambam’s Eight Levels of Tzedakah. The selfless, self-devouring, self-regenerating hand, the magic hand that reaches its heart and disappears. View this new work from the Israeli-born, Dutch artist Billha Zussman:

Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 Time: 5:30 PM – 7 PM Location: 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-270, New York, NY A native of Jerusalem, Yehuda Levy Aldema has been working as an artist in a variety of media since 1982. A graduate from Bezalel Academy of Fine Arts, his first commissions were public murals in […]

British-born, Israeli-based photographer Toby Cohen is fundraising for his new project MosesTen, which seeks to recreate major moments from the life of the biblical leader Moses and the Jewish people’s desert journey. He recently told The Jerusalem Post, “There are large numbers of people in Israel who study the words of the Torah all day […]

Indian-American Jewish Painter Siona Benjamin just posted a time lapse of the tile floor she designed being installed at the Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis, Missouri. Benjamin had worked for a year on a painting that would be transferred to ceramic tile and installed. The fifteen foot in diameter artwork takes us through the […]

Time moves in circles, not only in lines. The Hebrew Circle Calendar offers a new old path for the Jewish year–new in its contemporary design. Download a sample of the month of Elul here. When we remember that every month is a full cycle of the moon, every year is a full cycle of the […]

It’s become a tradition: every year, a group of more than 40 Israeli artists comes together and creates a new haggadah. They follow only two rules: 1) Each artist creates only a single page 2) The artists must use the standard Haggadah text The result? A volume that entertains and surprises every time you turn […]

Nina Paley, animator and activist behind Sita Sings The Blues, has been working on her new project Seder Masochism since 2011. She has just released a new work in progress scene, “G0d Calls Moses To Mt. Horeb”. God Calls Moses to Mt. Horeb from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

It is always an interesting experiment to go to Art Basel in Miami with the intent of discovering contemporary Jewish art.

Beacon Arts and Beacon Hebrew Alliance will contemplate and celebrate universal themes of ephemerality and transience in Open to the Sky: The Beacon Sukkah Project, which will be at Polhill Park in Beacon, NY (by the Beacon Visitors’ Center) from October 8-16. It will be a large wood sukkah (16×32 feet) with artwork (perhaps yours?) […]

June 30th-July 3rd, 2014 Isabella Freedman Jewish Retreat Center, Falls Village, CT Curated by Jewish Art Now Celebrate and participate in the vibrant infusion of creativity and artistic engagement in a diverse, eco-conscious Jewish community. ArtFest offers a wildly diverse array of opportunities to learn about, create, and engage with the emerging universe of Jewish […]


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