Articles in Category: Zvi Malnovitzer

Piety and Art:
Zvi Malnovitzer’s Paintings

Written on July 17, 2008

Walking to the Synagogue (2005), oil on canvas by Zvi Malnovitzer Private Collection, New York

Piety and paintings of pious Jews, what a dangerous mix!  It takes considerable courage to dedicate oneself to making art, not to mention to do so within the orthodox community.  That is what Zvi Malnovitzer did.  He was raised and educated in a Hasidic community in Bnai Brak, Israel and while learning at the Ponevezh Yeshiva he somehow found the time and energy to learn to draw.