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Jewish Maternal Journal

Laura Godfrey-Isaacs celebrates the powerful legacy of journaling by Jewish women and girls. When I write I can shake off all my cares. My sorrow disappears, my spirits are revived! But, and that’s a big question, will I ever be able to write something great, will I ever become a journalist or a writer? — […]

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Golems and My Journey Back to Life

Ashley Fitzgerald discusses the legend of the Golem, his connection to it and how it has influenced his work.  I was drawn to creating Golem-related art forms, alongside other relic-based work, following a near-death experience in 1993 as a result of Gillian-Barré Syndrome (GBS). Caused by a viral infection, the immune system initially responds by […]

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A Lone Lee Man of Comics

Nathan Abrams reviews a new biography of Stan Lee. ‘This is a particular pleasure — or frustration, depending on one’s point of view — for Jewish critics, who have spent decades and spun a small cottage industry arguing about just what the new mythology is constructed by American Jewish artists owe to the old ideas […]

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The Power of Holocaust Art

Caroline Slifkin reflects on her Holocaust art for schools project. I first got involved in creating a schools Holocaust arts project for Bolton’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) events in 2011. The completed art display toured The Town Hall, The Market Place and Bolton University, raising awareness in the wider community. Due to the success of […]

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Art in the Shadow of Death

Caroline Slifkin describes her work teaching Holocaust Arts to Ashton Sixth Form College (Stamford Park Trust). I first started working with Ashton Sixth Form College (Stamford Park Trust) in 2006. It was one of the 10 schools and colleges for my Imperial War Museum London Fellowship in Holocaust Education, Holocaust Arts project, ’Art in the […]

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The Auto-Destructive-Creative World of Gustav Metzger

Gloria Tessler looks back at the work of Gustav Metzger, the subject of a forthcoming retrospective. If you get down on your hands and knees and crawl on the ground beneath the yellow-star-coloured cover, you can touch an enlarged photograph of Jews forced to scrub the pavements of Vienna clean. The figures are larger than […]

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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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