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Teaching Holocaust Art

Caroline Slifkin discusses her role teaching about the Holocaust through Holocaust Arts. The Holocaust is a defining event in human history and the study of it can help students to think critically about the world around them. Teaching the Holocaust in History is essential but it can be taught with a cross-curricular approach. A study […]

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Re-Opening A Historical Polish Ark

Shmuel Polin describes how he fashioned from wood a recreated historical ark from Poland. Earlier this week, the Skirball Museum in Cincinnati reopened with a central exhibition on the reconstructed Torah Ark of Sidra, Poland. The reconstructed holy ark was the culmination of my Opening the Ark Project and years of study into the rabbinate. […]

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The Island

This illustrated story told with images and text by Helen Blejerman (translated by Adrian Nathan West) is a fictional narrative with autobiographical elements. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void;  and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God […]

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Time To Heal

Emma Franks, a practising visual artist describes how her brother’s increased religiosity and Deborah Feldman’s Unorthodox inspired her commitment to producing work that explores the female narrative and perspective. In the middle of the global pandemic last year, when we noticed birdsong and the joys of being at one with nature people also discovered the […]

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‘All poets are Jews’

Darragh O’Donoghue explores aspects of Jewishness in the work of Stephen Dwoskin. Stephen Dwoskin (1939-2012) was a Jewish American graphic designer, painter, illustrator, photographer, filmmaker, writer, teacher, photomonteur, and activist who arrived in Britain in 1964 on a Fulbright Scholarship, and remained based in London for the rest of his life. He was a founder member […]

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Conversations with a Blank Canvas

Artist and arts psychotherapist Isa L. Levy presents her creative memoir, From Nowhere to Somewhere: Decades of Change & Transformation In the summer of 2006, I was invited to exhibit a selection of my paintings at the Ben Uri Gallery in their Fortnight of Solo Artists, curated by Sarah Lightman. It was an opportunity for […]

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Introducing Tsitsit, the Jewish Fringe

Alastair Falk tells us about a new initiative and wants your support. You will know the feeling. It’s the Edinburgh Fringe and there’s this huge list of performances which you are desperately working out how to choose what to try and see. Of course, for Jews it’s always slightly easier: just look for shows that […]

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Sex and Feminist Jewish Art

Continuing our series on Jews & Sex, Rachel Garfield discusses feminist art. In 2006, in her book Jewish Identities in American Feminist Art: Ghosts of Ethnicity, Lisa Bloom explored the relationship between art by second-wave American feminist artists and the elided Jewishness of many of those artists.   The journey to the explicitly articulated Jewishness of a new generation of artists in […]

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The Secret History of Hava Nagila

The Secret History of Hava Nagila is an animated short story that could change everything you thought you knew about Jewish history.

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Art in a Socially Distanced Age: Artist & Instagrammer Jo Israel

Martha Richler talks to artist and instagrammer Jo Israel about her artwork. Perhaps you have seen photographer Jo Israel’s mysterious creations on Instagram (@jo_israel_art and www.jo-israel.com). Her transposed images are both surprising and captivating: sepia in tone, ghostly in appearance, and poignant at a time when many of us can only glimpse each other through […]

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