Articles in Category: Nathan Hilu

Making Torah Manifest: Nathan Hilu

Written on January 22, 2012

Serach Tells Jacob; oil patel on paper by Nathan Hilu Courtesy Herman Lowenhar

“Man must make the Torah manifest” in every action, speech and creative act.  That is clearly the credo of Nathan Hilu; master-artist of the Lower East Side, Torah, Tanach, midrash, Gemara and beyond.  There is seemingly nothing that doesn’t fall within the purview of his fertile, pious and creative visual imagination.  Literally everything in his creative world is seen through the lens of Torah and Jewish sensibility.  We get to peek into that world in the exhilarating exhibition “Nathan Hilu’s Journal: Word, Image, Memory” lovingly curated by Laura Kruger, director of the HUC Museum.