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In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv
Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program
The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444
* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv

Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program

The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.

Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444

* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

SAIL AWAY WITH THE CHANUKAH LIGHTS!
The Hebrew words coming out of the smokestack - “Haneirot Halalu Kodesh Heim” - “These (Chanukah) lights are Holy” - are part of the prayers said after one lights the Chanukah Menorah. The Upper deck of this ship lifts off to reveal the base for the Chanukah Candles.
Chanukah Lamp, Israel, Metal & Painted, by Eliyahu Sidi. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. 1986 (1994.039)

SAIL AWAY WITH THE CHANUKAH LIGHTS!

The Hebrew words coming out of the smokestack - “Haneirot Halalu Kodesh Heim” - “These (Chanukah) lights are Holy” - are part of the prayers said after one lights the Chanukah Menorah. The Upper deck of this ship lifts off to reveal the base for the Chanukah Candles.

Chanukah Lamp, Israel, Metal & Painted, by Eliyahu Sidi. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. 1986 (1994.039)

THREE EXHIBITION OPENINGS IN ONE - DEC 17TH, 530 PM
Join YU Museum and its friends Monday, December 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm to celebrate three exhibitions:
It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond
Microcosms - Ruth Abrams, Abstract Expressionist 
Sh’ma/Listen - The Art of David Gelernter
Admission is free, but reservations are requested.  You can make them here, at Smarttix. Look up “Yeshiva”

THREE EXHIBITION OPENINGS IN ONE - DEC 17TH, 530 PM

Join YU Museum and its friends Monday, December 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm to celebrate three exhibitions:

It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond

Microcosms - Ruth Abrams, Abstract Expressionist 

Sh’ma/Listen - The Art of David Gelernter

Admission is free, but reservations are requested.  You can make them here, at Smarttix. Look up “Yeshiva”

HOW DO YOU LIGHT THE MENORAH?  USE NITROGLYCERIN!

Published on Nov 25, 2012

Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one. 

IT’S A THIN LINE PHOTOS ON FLICKR
Check out shots from the gallery exhibition on Flickr, and then get on down to YUM to see this incredible project in person!
See them here: goo.gl/KEBZ7

IT’S A THIN LINE PHOTOS ON FLICKR

Check out shots from the gallery exhibition on Flickr, and then get on down to YUM to see this incredible project in person!

See them here: goo.gl/KEBZ7

It’s a Thin Line: THE VIDEO, NOW ONLINE!

The eruv is one of the most fascinating, though little understood and often controversial concepts in Jewish life. It divides private and public, sacred and secular, the Sabbath from the everyday. As a means for offering separation while integrating into city life, the eruv is also a rich symbol of Jewish life in America.

Among the motivations for creating eruvs is the desire to foster enjoyment of the SAbbath for all Jews, while doing so on a firm basis of Jewish law. This film, which is a compliment to the exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, features the views and experience of individuals involved in establishing the second and third Manhattan eruvs as well as the perspectives of people who maintain and make use of eruvs elsewhere in the New York area.

With 130 artifacts spanning over five centuries, this exhibition vividly illustrates how an ancient Biblical precept has been creatively interpreted and applied - especially in and around New York City, where, from the late 19th century to the present, the eruv has been dynamically and dramatically adapted and integrated into modern life. A diverse range of objects includes: early Hebrew printed books, century-old images of New York life, contemporary tools and recent eruv artifacts, and eruv—themed works by contemporary artists.

Exhibition Curated by Zachary Paul Levine

Sh’ma/Listen: The Art of David Gelernter - New Exhibition 
Find out more at the exhibition page: http://yumuseum.tumblr.com/Gelernter
“The central goal of an artist is to create an image that radiates sanctity… that creates an environment, an ambience, a sacred space.” –David Gelernter
YU Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition of Gelernter’s entrancing word paintings, based on phrases from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish liturgy and other sources, as well as an arresting series of monumental new works based on Christian tomb sculpture, which capture portraits of the great Hebrew Biblical kings. 
The Museum has also produced a short documentary for the exhibition.  InSh’ma/Listen, by award-winning filmmaker Oren Rudavsky, Gelernter addresses his obsession with and drive to be an artist, and also challenges some commonly accepted conceptions about Jewish and Christian art. “Beauty is central to Judaism,” he contends in the film, viewable at http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/gelernter. 

Sh’ma/Listen: The Art of David Gelernter - New Exhibition 

Find out more at the exhibition page: http://yumuseum.tumblr.com/Gelernter

“The central goal of an artist is to create an image that radiates sanctity… that creates an environment, an ambience, a sacred space.” –David Gelernter

YU Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition of Gelernter’s entrancing word paintings, based on phrases from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish liturgy and other sources, as well as an arresting series of monumental new works based on Christian tomb sculpture, which capture portraits of the great Hebrew Biblical kings. 

The Museum has also produced a short documentary for the exhibition.  InSh’ma/Listen, by award-winning filmmaker Oren Rudavsky, Gelernter addresses his obsession with and drive to be an artist, and also challenges some commonly accepted conceptions about Jewish and Christian art. “Beauty is central to Judaism,” he contends in the film, viewable at http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/gelernter. 

"Trying to fix the eruv in a blizzard, … thorns, swamps, poison ivy and walking out of the woods with my machete to come face to face with a police officer" —Eruv Checker
– Learn more about what this quote is all about at YUM’s incredible and innovative exhibition It’s a Thin Line: The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond
TO BUY OR TO SEW — PERHAPS DIY TUESDAY?
Spending lots of money looking for a holiday gift? Consider a sewing machine! This tin advertisement for a Singer sewing machine persuaded women of the early 20th century to create their own garments in order to stretch the family budget. Just in case you are wondering, the Singer sewing machine company is still functioning today! How do we stretch the family budget in the 21st century?
Advertisement for a Sewing Machine. Early 20th century. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1998.604). Gift of the Jesselson Family.

TO BUY OR TO SEW — PERHAPS DIY TUESDAY?

Spending lots of money looking for a holiday gift? Consider a sewing machine! This tin advertisement for a Singer sewing machine persuaded women of the early 20th century to create their own garments in order to stretch the family budget. Just in case you are wondering, the Singer sewing machine company is still functioning today! How do we stretch the family budget in the 21st century?

Advertisement for a Sewing Machine. Early 20th century. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1998.604). Gift of the Jesselson Family.

WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO PLAY THIS YEAR? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. WINTER IS HERE!
Time to bundle up and enjoy the beauty of snow covered landscapes. Depicted here are three young children playing in the snow with an orange ball.Drawing.Three Children in Snowsuits. Joseph Hirsch. 1941. Collection of the Yeshiva University Museum.

WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO PLAY THIS YEAR? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. WINTER IS HERE!

Time to bundle up and enjoy the beauty of snow covered landscapes. Depicted here are three young children playing in the snow with an orange ball.Drawing.Three Children in Snowsuits. Joseph Hirsch. 1941. Collection of the Yeshiva University Museum.

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv
Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program
The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.
Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444
* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

In the Mix: Building Community and the Eruv

Mon, Feb 4, 6pm tour, 7pm program

The widespread introduction of eruvs in America encouraged a broader and more inclusive participation in Jewish liturgical and social life on the Sabbath.  Join professor Sylvia Barack Fishman, author Blu Greenberg, and Rabbi Yaakov Kermaier for a panel discussion, moderated by Rabbi Adam Mintz, on the dynamic role of the eruv in transforming personal and communal Jewish life in America in the late 20th century.  Co-presented by JOFA: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance.

Tickets: $15 General Pulbic; $10 YUM Members, Seniors and Students. For reservations, visit www.smarttix.com or call 212-868-4444

* Image: David Dziencharski, Carrying Home Cholent, 1970s.  YU Museum Collection

SAIL AWAY WITH THE CHANUKAH LIGHTS!
The Hebrew words coming out of the smokestack - “Haneirot Halalu Kodesh Heim” - “These (Chanukah) lights are Holy” - are part of the prayers said after one lights the Chanukah Menorah. The Upper deck of this ship lifts off to reveal the base for the Chanukah Candles.
Chanukah Lamp, Israel, Metal & Painted, by Eliyahu Sidi. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. 1986 (1994.039)

SAIL AWAY WITH THE CHANUKAH LIGHTS!

The Hebrew words coming out of the smokestack - “Haneirot Halalu Kodesh Heim” - “These (Chanukah) lights are Holy” - are part of the prayers said after one lights the Chanukah Menorah. The Upper deck of this ship lifts off to reveal the base for the Chanukah Candles.

Chanukah Lamp, Israel, Metal & Painted, by Eliyahu Sidi. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum. 1986 (1994.039)

THREE EXHIBITION OPENINGS IN ONE - DEC 17TH, 530 PM
Join YU Museum and its friends Monday, December 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm to celebrate three exhibitions:
It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond
Microcosms - Ruth Abrams, Abstract Expressionist 
Sh’ma/Listen - The Art of David Gelernter
Admission is free, but reservations are requested.  You can make them here, at Smarttix. Look up “Yeshiva”

THREE EXHIBITION OPENINGS IN ONE - DEC 17TH, 530 PM

Join YU Museum and its friends Monday, December 17th, 5:30 - 7:30 pm to celebrate three exhibitions:

It’s a Thin Line - The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond

Microcosms - Ruth Abrams, Abstract Expressionist 

Sh’ma/Listen - The Art of David Gelernter

Admission is free, but reservations are requested.  You can make them here, at Smarttix. Look up “Yeshiva”

HOW DO YOU LIGHT THE MENORAH?  USE NITROGLYCERIN!

Published on Nov 25, 2012

Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one. 

IT’S A THIN LINE PHOTOS ON FLICKR
Check out shots from the gallery exhibition on Flickr, and then get on down to YUM to see this incredible project in person!
See them here: goo.gl/KEBZ7

IT’S A THIN LINE PHOTOS ON FLICKR

Check out shots from the gallery exhibition on Flickr, and then get on down to YUM to see this incredible project in person!

See them here: goo.gl/KEBZ7

It’s a Thin Line: THE VIDEO, NOW ONLINE!

The eruv is one of the most fascinating, though little understood and often controversial concepts in Jewish life. It divides private and public, sacred and secular, the Sabbath from the everyday. As a means for offering separation while integrating into city life, the eruv is also a rich symbol of Jewish life in America.

Among the motivations for creating eruvs is the desire to foster enjoyment of the SAbbath for all Jews, while doing so on a firm basis of Jewish law. This film, which is a compliment to the exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, features the views and experience of individuals involved in establishing the second and third Manhattan eruvs as well as the perspectives of people who maintain and make use of eruvs elsewhere in the New York area.

With 130 artifacts spanning over five centuries, this exhibition vividly illustrates how an ancient Biblical precept has been creatively interpreted and applied - especially in and around New York City, where, from the late 19th century to the present, the eruv has been dynamically and dramatically adapted and integrated into modern life. A diverse range of objects includes: early Hebrew printed books, century-old images of New York life, contemporary tools and recent eruv artifacts, and eruv—themed works by contemporary artists.

Exhibition Curated by Zachary Paul Levine

Sh’ma/Listen: The Art of David Gelernter - New Exhibition 
Find out more at the exhibition page: http://yumuseum.tumblr.com/Gelernter
“The central goal of an artist is to create an image that radiates sanctity… that creates an environment, an ambience, a sacred space.” –David Gelernter
YU Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition of Gelernter’s entrancing word paintings, based on phrases from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish liturgy and other sources, as well as an arresting series of monumental new works based on Christian tomb sculpture, which capture portraits of the great Hebrew Biblical kings. 
The Museum has also produced a short documentary for the exhibition.  InSh’ma/Listen, by award-winning filmmaker Oren Rudavsky, Gelernter addresses his obsession with and drive to be an artist, and also challenges some commonly accepted conceptions about Jewish and Christian art. “Beauty is central to Judaism,” he contends in the film, viewable at http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/gelernter. 

Sh’ma/Listen: The Art of David Gelernter - New Exhibition 

Find out more at the exhibition page: http://yumuseum.tumblr.com/Gelernter

“The central goal of an artist is to create an image that radiates sanctity… that creates an environment, an ambience, a sacred space.” –David Gelernter

YU Museum is presenting the first museum exhibition of Gelernter’s entrancing word paintings, based on phrases from the Hebrew Bible, Jewish liturgy and other sources, as well as an arresting series of monumental new works based on Christian tomb sculpture, which capture portraits of the great Hebrew Biblical kings. 

The Museum has also produced a short documentary for the exhibition.  InSh’ma/Listen, by award-winning filmmaker Oren Rudavsky, Gelernter addresses his obsession with and drive to be an artist, and also challenges some commonly accepted conceptions about Jewish and Christian art. “Beauty is central to Judaism,” he contends in the film, viewable at http://vimeo.com/yumuseum/gelernter. 

"Trying to fix the eruv in a blizzard, … thorns, swamps, poison ivy and walking out of the woods with my machete to come face to face with a police officer" —Eruv Checker
– Learn more about what this quote is all about at YUM’s incredible and innovative exhibition It’s a Thin Line: The Eruv and Jewish Community in New York and Beyond
TO BUY OR TO SEW — PERHAPS DIY TUESDAY?
Spending lots of money looking for a holiday gift? Consider a sewing machine! This tin advertisement for a Singer sewing machine persuaded women of the early 20th century to create their own garments in order to stretch the family budget. Just in case you are wondering, the Singer sewing machine company is still functioning today! How do we stretch the family budget in the 21st century?
Advertisement for a Sewing Machine. Early 20th century. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1998.604). Gift of the Jesselson Family.

TO BUY OR TO SEW — PERHAPS DIY TUESDAY?

Spending lots of money looking for a holiday gift? Consider a sewing machine! This tin advertisement for a Singer sewing machine persuaded women of the early 20th century to create their own garments in order to stretch the family budget. Just in case you are wondering, the Singer sewing machine company is still functioning today! How do we stretch the family budget in the 21st century?

Advertisement for a Sewing Machine. Early 20th century. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum (1998.604). Gift of the Jesselson Family.

WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO PLAY THIS YEAR? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. WINTER IS HERE!
Time to bundle up and enjoy the beauty of snow covered landscapes. Depicted here are three young children playing in the snow with an orange ball.Drawing.Three Children in Snowsuits. Joseph Hirsch. 1941. Collection of the Yeshiva University Museum.

WILL WE HAVE ENOUGH SNOW TO PLAY THIS YEAR? ONLY TIME WILL TELL. WINTER IS HERE!

Time to bundle up and enjoy the beauty of snow covered landscapes. Depicted here are three young children playing in the snow with an orange ball.Drawing.Three Children in Snowsuits. Joseph Hirsch. 1941. Collection of the Yeshiva University Museum.

""Trying to fix the eruv in a blizzard, … thorns, swamps, poison ivy and walking out of the woods with my machete to come face to face with a police officer" —Eruv Checker"

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