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The Paintings of Leah Ashkenazy You see, there is just something about that little girl that I can’t get out of my mind. How does she face those fire-breathing beasts? Her certainty shakes me and leave me sleepless. Is it because the two monsters threaten…
Chagall in Mother Russia If you didn't know this was the famous Chagall, and if you didn't know Chagall was going to become perhaps the greatest Jewish painter of the twentieth century; what would you think of the early works of this artist when he…
At The Jewish Museum: Charlotte Salomon's Legacy What would do if you knew there was a play, a play with text and music, that told the story of one whole life. A Jewish life. The story of a young woman, told from before she was…
Retrospective At Yeshiva University Museum: Moritz Daniel Oppenheim Many of these paintings I do not like. Some I do. All of them are very important for us to look at and understand since Oppenheim’s work represents the seminal encounter between Jewish tradition and the challenges…
55 Year Retrospective Exhibition Ita Aber is a very unusual artist. Her work is in almost every major Jewish museum throughout the world. She is a master of the Fabric Arts, which is, by its very nature, an interdisciplinary field. As practiced by Ita Aber…
Jewish Genre Painting Itshak Holtz is an artist totally immersed in the Jewish genre. He was born in Poland, grew up in Israel, mainly in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Geula, and for the last thirty-five years he has maintained homes in both New York and…
Isidor Kaufmann, Friday Evening, c. 1920, oil on canvas, 28 5/8 × 35 7/8 inches, The Jewish Museum Isidor Kaufmann - Shabbos We must be very quiet in front of this painting. It exudes a stillness and peace that envelopes us and makes us lower our…
A Unique Seder: A Painting in Grisaille by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim at the Jewish Museum This image of the Passover Seder by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882) was found in almost every German Jewish 19th century home as part of the immensely popular graphic albums called…
Pictures Of Traditional Jewish Family Life At The Jewish Museum For Moritz Oppenheim (1800-1882) the world had changed irreparably since his childhood in Hanau, Germany. He grew up in a devout home in the ghetto, traditionally schooled in heder and Talmud Torah until 1806, when…

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