Articles in Category: Museum of Jewish Heritage

Last Folio
A Photographic Journey with Yuri Dojc

Written on April 04, 2011

Tefillin Bardejov, 2008, photograph by Yuri Dojc Courtesy the artist

Can the Holocaust be memorialized by an aesthetically beautiful object?   Doesn’t the obscenity of the crime create a fundamental contradiction?  The question still stands 66 years later, even as art is still being made about the Holocaust. Jewish creativity seeks to smother hate. But the questions persist: can a memorial ignite hope instead of despair?

The Steinberger Succah
At The Museum of Jewish Heritage

Written on July 26, 2000

Text panel and biblical scene; Steinberger Succah; Museum of Jewish Heritage

The Museum of Jewish Heritage, located at the southern edge of Battery Park City in Manhattan, attempts (and largely succeeds) to make sense of the last century of Jewish life. The first floor, “Jewish Life a Century Ago”; presents the diverse and extensive Jewish world in Europe prior to the Holocaust.