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Painting the Torah

Painting the Torah

By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound How do you see Torah? That’s the question Nancy Current and Jeremy Alk will be asking upon the launch of their new class, “The Genesis of Creativity: Using Visual Midrash to Capture the Jewish Imagination.” It’s not exactly a new question. Biblically inspired art is millennia(…)

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By Emily K. Alhadeff, Associate Editor, The Jewish Sound Art Spiegelman has a hard time explaining his new production. It’s “somewhere between intellectual vaudeville” and “a lecture run amok” inspired by woodcut novels, the musical genius of Phillip Johnston, and an opportunity to use the Sydney Opera House. Whatever it’s about, he said, “your brain(…)

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Rick Steves in the Holy Land: Strictly travel, and understanding

Rick Steves in the Holy Land: Strictly travel, and understanding

By Boris Kurbanov, Special to The Jewish Sound Last October, America’s favorite travel guru Rick Steves left for Israel with one goal: To “show both narratives” and help people in the West better understand the players involved in the Holy Land. There, he filmed his latest TV travelogue, “Rick Steves’ The Holy Land: Israelis and(…)

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