Articles in Category: Abel Pann

Abel Pann at the Mayanot Gallery

Written on June 02, 2008

Rebecca with Sons Jacob and Esau (1940), pastel on paper by Abel Pann Courtesy Mayanot Gallery, Jerusalem

We live apart, us Jews. Partially by God’s command, partially because of age-old enmity from non-Jews.  It is even said by some that the hatred fostered by our neighbors strengthens us to keep our laws and traditions, helps us resist assimilation.  But what is the essential nature of “the other?”  How can we sum up the fundamental difference between the Jewish people and “the Nations.”  Is this an irreversible family conflict?