Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Artist, Wanderer, Jew

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February 1, 2005

Matthew Hoffman Benjamin Harshav, Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative (Stanford University Press, 2004) 1026 pp. $39.95 BENJAMIN HARSHAV’S monumental new book, Marc Chagall and His Times: A Documentary Narrative , is an innovative attempt to combine narrative biography and documentary history. The author weaves a tapestry of Chagall’s autobiographical writings and personal More »

Another Language for Learning

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February 1, 2005

Another Language for Learning: A Round Table Discussion on Arts Education: Several prominent Jewish educators examine the philosophy of arts-in-education as it relates to a variety of Jewish learning settings, and explore the ways in which the arts are currently transforming the Jewish educational landscape. How does integrating the arts make a difference in the practice of teaching and the process of learning? How can the arts transform curriculum and help us meet the ongoing challenges of Jewish education? More »

A Visual Language: Seeing and Ceremony

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February 1, 2005

A Visual Language: Rabbi Leon Morris interviews artist Tobi Kahn on his work. “I want art to be healing, redemptive. I want you to look at my work and it changes, and it changes you.” More »

The Bright River of Jewish Culture

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February 1, 2005

The Bright River of Jewish Culture: Daniel Schifrin explores contemporary Jewish culture and suggests that “Jewish communities should give people experiences that move them, not a series of ideas intended to educate them.” More »

Investing Assets as Tzedakah

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February 1, 2005

Jeffrey Dekro MOST FEDERATION, communal fund, and family foundation professionals look at their grantmaking budgets and see both too little money and too many worthy organizations to support. What they often fail to appreciate is a vast pool of available resources – not just with the five percent of their corpus allocated to grantmaking, but More »

Discussion Guide – Arts & Culture

February 1, 2005

1. Many Jews assert that Judaism is primarily about holiness in time. How does art impact and create holy space?
2. What would an artistically integrated Jewish educational program/school look like?
3. Jewish tradition acknowledges the seductive nature of the visual. How do Jewish artists address this?

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