• "Like the Ram Pants by the Water so my Soul Pants for You" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris
    "Like the Ram Pants by the Water so my Soul Pants for You" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris, 6" tall by 1' wide, broken glass bottles, paper mache, tea light tins, melted candles, and mosaic glue, digital imaging, 2014. To learn more about this exhibit click here.
  • Forest-of-Bondage_th
    "Forest of Bondage" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris, Bronze cast ropes, acrylic painting, digital imaging, 2009-2014. To learn more about the exhibit, click here.
  • "Well of Miriam" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris
    "Well of Miriam" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris. Cast and carved plaster and broken mirror, 4" diameter, 2" tall, Digital imaging, 2012. To learn more about this exhibit, click here.
  • "Broken Well" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris
    "Broken Well" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris, cast and carved plaster and broken mirror, 4" diameter, 2" tall, digital imaging, 2012. To learn more about this exhibit click here.
  • "The Old Man With the Broad Shoulders" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris
    "The Old Man With the Broad Shoulders" by Yehudis Barmatz-Harris, acrylic painting on canvas (2'x4'), paper mache and spray paint, 3" tall, digital imaging, 2013-2014. To learn more about this exhibit click here.
     

Out of Necessity: A Midrash

Caryn Aviv
August 29, 2014
         

My hardest question every year is how to confront the difficulties of re-reading the Akedah. The story upsets and horrifies us, but what bothers me most are the silences. Every year, I am particularly bothered by the narrative’s utter silence about Abraham’s inner emotional experience and the absence of Sarah’s voice in this pivotal Genesis More »

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Awesome Wonders

Rabbi Joshua Bolton
August 28, 2014
         

This Rosh Hashanah I am wondering about forgiveness – always easier to talk about in email sermons than it is to practice with close friends and myself. And about the giant stone and the King commanding me, “Lift it upon the roof.” And about that hummus shop in Rehavia, Between Azza and Berlin. And wondering More »

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Raya Mehemna

Rabbi Alon C Ferency
August 27, 2014
         

During the U’netaneh Tokef, the signal prayer of the holidays, we are enjoined to think of God k’vakarat ro’eh ‘edro, as a Shepherd reviewing God’s flock.  To place this phrase in context, it was common practice for the shepherd to account for her flock (and there is evidence that this was a profession of both More »

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