Archive for the ‘Inspiration’ Category

The Bronfman Haggadah, a revolutionary Haggadah for the 21st century, is a collaboration between the late Edgar M. Bronfman, world-renowned philanthropist and Jewish leader, and acclaimed artist, Jan Aronson. The app for the iPad and iPhone is the complete Bronfman Haggadah that can be used alone or as an additional learning tool alongside a traditional […]

Honoring the passing of filmmaker Harold Ramis, one of the most talented comedic actors, directors and screenwriters of the last thirty-years, we present this clip on the metaphor of the film Ground Hog Day, a must watch for those of us making spiritually tinged art, especially as Jews.

Eliyahu Alpern, Mayim Hayim, Tonight and tomorrow are the 9th of Av, the day of fasting and mourning over the destruction of the 1st and 2nd Temples and other tragedies in our collective history. Most people don’t know that according to sources in the Talmud and Tanach, this day of solemn sadness will turn […]

By Ben Schachter I recently read On the Strange Place of Religion in Contemporary Art by James Elkins. In it he defines Art using the institutional theory of art made famous by Dickie. The Institutional Theory of art holds that the art market contributes not only to the notion of what is good or valuable […]

By Shana Cohen At our recent Laboratory last Thursday, I asked the participants to write a six-word memoir on being a Jewish Artist. There was one that really stood out to me: “Artist everywhere, Jew not always present.” I thought that these six words encapsulated the purpose of why the Sabes JCC in Minneapolis, Minnesota […]

From Pop Chassid Baal teshuvas think that because they’re new to the world of yiddishkeit that their words dont’ matter. Or they’re afraid that they’ll say something wrong, something that will turn people away from Judaism or condemn their family so their kids will get a horrible education. Baal teshuvas are so afraid, so afraid […]

“Fractured Epics: History Painting and Imaginary Portraits” by Joel Silverstein filmed at The Columbia/ Barnard Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life. This exhibition is on display through January 27th. Special thanks to the Jewish Art Salon, especially Yona Verwer and Richard McBee for their vital roles in creating this exhibition and presentation.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe of Harvard University continues his inspirational series of videos exclusive to Jewish Art Now with part two in the series, “Deeper Design”. “Deeper Design” Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe – Jewish Art Now from Saul Sudin on Vimeo. Be sure to follow the Jewish Art Now channel on vimeo here.

“The Artist and The Flint Stone” Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe – Jewish Art Now from Saul Sudin on Vimeo.

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Matzo and Modern Art

2, Apr 2012

From a Jonathan Adler Seder plate to a mezuzah that evokes the parting of the Red Sea, high-design Passover tchotchkes for your home By Stephanie Butnick for Tablet Laura Cowan’s magnetic matzo plate. (Laura Cowan) It’s not very often you see a mezuzah that stops you in your tracks. But Tamara Connolly has done just […]