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Micrography - The Hebrew Word As Art
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Written on January 09, 2002

Omer Calendar (1825) Italy Courtesy of the Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary of America

The visual image is not a problem in Judaism. We have countless examples of images and representations of Jewish subjects and ideas done by pious Jews throughout the centuries, whether as ancient synagogue mosaics, illuminated manuscripts, synagogue wall decorations or paintings. But, in spite of this evidence, there is a parallel Jewish sensitivity to images.

Precious Illuminated Manuscripts
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Written on June 12, 2001

Kitaj Jewish Rider

When you see a talmid chacham pass by, you stand up to honor him and his learning. You then return to your own learning inspired to do more and to learn deeper. The same holds true of an artist visiting a great art museum. One stands in awe of a masterpiece and returns to the studio inspired and invigorated by the creativity one has witnessed.