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jewish art


A Stunningly Illustrated Torah Like Nothing We’ve Seen Before

By On November 6, 2015

An astronaut, a cowboy, and a girl kissing a moose have just made it into the Bible, thanks to the incredible vision of artist Archie Rand. This is not your standard scroll,… Read More


The Jewish Father of the ‘Monokini’ Swimsuit

By On July 2, 2014

  It can’t be said that the Nazis launched many fashion careers, but when, after the Anschluss, Hitler banned nudity in buff-loving Austria, a young Rudi Gernreich may have taken note. Gernreich, who would become famous as the… Read More


Nude Photos + Bible = Art

By On December 4, 2013

The words of the Bible calligraphed carefully onto…skin? This edgy sounding art project is actually pretty old-school: a Torah scroll is sheepskin with calligraphy on it—but Israeli artist Ronit Bigal has taken the idea of Torah on… Read More


Art from Jewish Chernobyl

By On January 22, 2013

In the centuries before the catastrophic 1986 nuclear disaster, the Ukrainian city of Chernobyl was the site of a vibrant Jewish community. German Jewish artist Marion Kahnemann recently created a mixed-media series depicting the… Read More


The Whole Megillah

By On March 11, 2011

  On Purim, it’s traditional to read Megillat Esther, the Scroll of Esther. This biblical book tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who is crowned Queen of Persia, and uses her… Read More


The Art of Marriage

By On February 3, 2011

  A ketubah is a Jewish marriage contract. In ancient days, it was used to describe a husband’s responsibilities to his wife–including his financial commitments if the marriage ever ended in divorce. These days,… Read More


Jewish Tradition, in Neon

By On December 4, 2010

If Andy Warhol lit Shabbat candles, chances are they’d look like this. Yitzchok Moully, an Australian-raised painter and photographer (he now lives in New Jersey) is a Hasidic Jew raised by former hippies. This might… Read More