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WIKSWO - of PROPHECY OF PLACE - IN TIN HOUSE

(From Plaza of the Inquisition and the Jewish Ghetto in Porto)

In her second appearance in Tin House, Quintan Ana Wikswo’s THE LITTLE KRETSCHMAR locates a series of eerie and unsettling secrets in wartime, along with paper birds and scissors and saunas. Wikswo’s work appears alongside others who wrangle with the beauty of strangeness in the 50th anniversary “Beauty” issue of Tin House magazine.

You can see Wikswo’s breathtaking works in Prophecy of Place, on view through February.

LIKE THIS MENORAH? SEE THE NEWEST VERSION AT YUM, 6-8 TONIGHT FOR CANDLE LIGHTING, DONUTS, AND JAZZ
HANUKKAH LAMP BY ODED HALAHMY
The word “Chanukah” means dedication, and for nearly forty years Oded Halahmy has dedicated himself to honoring his heritage through dazzling Chanukah lamps. Mixing symbols from his Jewish and Iraqi background-pomegranates, chamsas, lions, and palm trees-Halahmy’s brilliant creations invite us to contemplate the holiday and its meanings.
Halahmy merges Middle-Eastern iconography, Jewish tradition, and Halahmy’s personal journey into these unique sculptures. 
Cast in part from part of a date palm.

LIKE THIS MENORAH? SEE THE NEWEST VERSION AT YUM, 6-8 TONIGHT FOR CANDLE LIGHTING, DONUTS, AND JAZZ

HANUKKAH LAMP BY ODED HALAHMY

The word “Chanukah” means dedication, and for nearly forty years Oded Halahmy has dedicated himself to honoring his heritage through dazzling Chanukah lamps. Mixing symbols from his Jewish and Iraqi background-pomegranates, chamsas, lions, and palm trees-Halahmy’s brilliant creations invite us to contemplate the holiday and its meanings.

Halahmy merges Middle-Eastern iconography, Jewish tradition, and Halahmy’s personal journey into these unique sculptures. 

Cast in part from part of a date palm.

HAND THAT DRAWS THE HAND

YUM’s current exhibition, Old and the New features original wall drawings by Mark Podwal.  This images show the artist drawing one of these pictures—a Hamsa with Hebrew letters and a rough map of Prague’s Jewish quarter—and the final version of the image with two of Podwal’s graphic pieces ‘above’ it. 

Check out other images from the show on the show page, and view the incredible film YUM made for the exhibition on our YouTube page.

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT, PART 2
This  magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story  of a  Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a   Bible-studying goat in the countryside. The illustrations are probably   by Yaakov Epter.
La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922  Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow,  Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection  of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of  the Jesselson Family 

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT, PART 2

This magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a Bible-studying goat in the countryside. The illustrations are probably by Yaakov Epter.

La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family 

GRAPHIC DETAILS ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM WEBPAGE IS UP

Check out the Forward’s page for the Graphic Detail’s symposium, coming this February to YU Museum!  Get your tickets!

From Tablet: Confessional An artist’s impressions of the “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” exhibit at Yeshiva University Museum

Zhang!  This is a fantastic way to respond to Graphic Details!  Through memoir comic art!  Terrific!  Read on through the link!

Check out the whole article at Tabletmag.com

OLD AND NEW - From the CJH Blog

Thanks 16thstreet!

by Zachary Levine, Assisant Curator and Jacob Wisse, Director, Yeshiva University Museum, one of five partners of the Center for Jewish History

A series of new textiles, commissioned from New York-based artist Mark Podwal for Prague’s celebrated Altneuschul (Old-New Synagogue), is the focus of an exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, Old and the New (November 27, 2011–January 15, 2012). The oldest continuously-active synagogue in the world, the Altneuschul, completed in 1270, is recognized for its architectural beauty and as a symbol of Czech-Jewish identity. Embroidered in gold thread on rich velvet, the textiles represent the first major commission for the sanctuary of the Prague shul in over 70 years, merging a contemporary artistic aesthetic with traditional Czech-Jewish art. The YU Museum is privileged to unveil the textiles before they are shipped to Prague to be installed and dedicated in spring 2012.

The textiles, including a Torah ark cover, three Torah mantles, and covers for the Torah reading and cantor’s desks, will be used on a daily basis in the sanctuary of the synagogue. Podwal melds imagery from Jewish Prague’s physical landscape with that based on the mythology of the city and the synagogue. At the core of Old and the New is the Altneuschul itself, the historical center of Prague’s Jewish community. Complementing the textiles are the YU Museum’s historic scale model of the synagogue and a selection of Podwal’s earlier graphic work of Prague.

Read More

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND
Dreidles  such as this were common in Europe and America, and were often home  made.  This one was found, buried in a yard.  Although one’s mind jumps  immediately to the Holocaust, a small, inexpensive item such as this  could easily have been lost long before that time.
Hanukkah top (dreidle), lead, Poland, late 19th/early 20th century, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of Gordon David and Renee Tawa in honor of Helen and Charles Gordon

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND

Dreidles such as this were common in Europe and America, and were often home made.  This one was found, buried in a yard.  Although one’s mind jumps immediately to the Holocaust, a small, inexpensive item such as this could easily have been lost long before that time.

Hanukkah top (dreidle), lead, Poland, late 19th/early 20th century, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of Gordon David and Renee Tawa in honor of Helen and Charles Gordon

WHAT IS THIS?  
Is it a rabbit?  A llama?  Whichever it is, the fur-bearing biped to the right appears delighted.
Snow creature, Israel, ca. 1930s. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of  Av Rivel.  

WHAT IS THIS? 

Is it a rabbit?  A llama?  Whichever it is, the fur-bearing biped to the right appears delighted.

Snow creature, Israel, ca. 1930s. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of  Av Rivel.  

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT
This  magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a  Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a  Bible-studying goat (not pictured) in the countryside. The illustrations are probably  by Yaakov Epter.
La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family    

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT

This magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a Bible-studying goat (not pictured) in the countryside. The illustrations are probably by Yaakov Epter.

La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family 
 

WIKSWO - of PROPHECY OF PLACE - IN TIN HOUSE

(From Plaza of the Inquisition and the Jewish Ghetto in Porto)

In her second appearance in Tin House, Quintan Ana Wikswo’s THE LITTLE KRETSCHMAR locates a series of eerie and unsettling secrets in wartime, along with paper birds and scissors and saunas. Wikswo’s work appears alongside others who wrangle with the beauty of strangeness in the 50th anniversary “Beauty” issue of Tin House magazine.

You can see Wikswo’s breathtaking works in Prophecy of Place, on view through February.

LIKE THIS MENORAH? SEE THE NEWEST VERSION AT YUM, 6-8 TONIGHT FOR CANDLE LIGHTING, DONUTS, AND JAZZ
HANUKKAH LAMP BY ODED HALAHMY
The word “Chanukah” means dedication, and for nearly forty years Oded Halahmy has dedicated himself to honoring his heritage through dazzling Chanukah lamps. Mixing symbols from his Jewish and Iraqi background-pomegranates, chamsas, lions, and palm trees-Halahmy’s brilliant creations invite us to contemplate the holiday and its meanings.
Halahmy merges Middle-Eastern iconography, Jewish tradition, and Halahmy’s personal journey into these unique sculptures. 
Cast in part from part of a date palm.

LIKE THIS MENORAH? SEE THE NEWEST VERSION AT YUM, 6-8 TONIGHT FOR CANDLE LIGHTING, DONUTS, AND JAZZ

HANUKKAH LAMP BY ODED HALAHMY

The word “Chanukah” means dedication, and for nearly forty years Oded Halahmy has dedicated himself to honoring his heritage through dazzling Chanukah lamps. Mixing symbols from his Jewish and Iraqi background-pomegranates, chamsas, lions, and palm trees-Halahmy’s brilliant creations invite us to contemplate the holiday and its meanings.

Halahmy merges Middle-Eastern iconography, Jewish tradition, and Halahmy’s personal journey into these unique sculptures. 

Cast in part from part of a date palm.

HAND THAT DRAWS THE HAND

YUM’s current exhibition, Old and the New features original wall drawings by Mark Podwal.  This images show the artist drawing one of these pictures—a Hamsa with Hebrew letters and a rough map of Prague’s Jewish quarter—and the final version of the image with two of Podwal’s graphic pieces ‘above’ it. 

Check out other images from the show on the show page, and view the incredible film YUM made for the exhibition on our YouTube page.

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT, PART 2
This  magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story  of a  Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a   Bible-studying goat in the countryside. The illustrations are probably   by Yaakov Epter.
La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922  Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow,  Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection  of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of  the Jesselson Family 

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT, PART 2

This magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a Bible-studying goat in the countryside. The illustrations are probably by Yaakov Epter.

La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family 

GRAPHIC DETAILS ACADEMIC SYMPOSIUM WEBPAGE IS UP

Check out the Forward’s page for the Graphic Detail’s symposium, coming this February to YU Museum!  Get your tickets!

From Tablet: Confessional An artist’s impressions of the “Graphic Details: Confessional Comics by Jewish Women” exhibit at Yeshiva University Museum

Zhang!  This is a fantastic way to respond to Graphic Details!  Through memoir comic art!  Terrific!  Read on through the link!

Check out the whole article at Tabletmag.com

OLD AND NEW - From the CJH Blog

Thanks 16thstreet!

by Zachary Levine, Assisant Curator and Jacob Wisse, Director, Yeshiva University Museum, one of five partners of the Center for Jewish History

A series of new textiles, commissioned from New York-based artist Mark Podwal for Prague’s celebrated Altneuschul (Old-New Synagogue), is the focus of an exhibition at Yeshiva University Museum, Old and the New (November 27, 2011–January 15, 2012). The oldest continuously-active synagogue in the world, the Altneuschul, completed in 1270, is recognized for its architectural beauty and as a symbol of Czech-Jewish identity. Embroidered in gold thread on rich velvet, the textiles represent the first major commission for the sanctuary of the Prague shul in over 70 years, merging a contemporary artistic aesthetic with traditional Czech-Jewish art. The YU Museum is privileged to unveil the textiles before they are shipped to Prague to be installed and dedicated in spring 2012.

The textiles, including a Torah ark cover, three Torah mantles, and covers for the Torah reading and cantor’s desks, will be used on a daily basis in the sanctuary of the synagogue. Podwal melds imagery from Jewish Prague’s physical landscape with that based on the mythology of the city and the synagogue. At the core of Old and the New is the Altneuschul itself, the historical center of Prague’s Jewish community. Complementing the textiles are the YU Museum’s historic scale model of the synagogue and a selection of Podwal’s earlier graphic work of Prague.

Read More

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND
Dreidles  such as this were common in Europe and America, and were often home  made.  This one was found, buried in a yard.  Although one’s mind jumps  immediately to the Holocaust, a small, inexpensive item such as this  could easily have been lost long before that time.
Hanukkah top (dreidle), lead, Poland, late 19th/early 20th century, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of Gordon David and Renee Tawa in honor of Helen and Charles Gordon

SPIN ME RIGHT ROUND

Dreidles such as this were common in Europe and America, and were often home made.  This one was found, buried in a yard.  Although one’s mind jumps immediately to the Holocaust, a small, inexpensive item such as this could easily have been lost long before that time.

Hanukkah top (dreidle), lead, Poland, late 19th/early 20th century, Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of Gordon David and Renee Tawa in honor of Helen and Charles Gordon

WHAT IS THIS?  
Is it a rabbit?  A llama?  Whichever it is, the fur-bearing biped to the right appears delighted.
Snow creature, Israel, ca. 1930s. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of  Av Rivel.  

WHAT IS THIS? 

Is it a rabbit?  A llama?  Whichever it is, the fur-bearing biped to the right appears delighted.

Snow creature, Israel, ca. 1930s. Collection of Yeshiva University Museum, Gift of  Av Rivel.  

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT
This  magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a  Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a  Bible-studying goat (not pictured) in the countryside. The illustrations are probably  by Yaakov Epter.
La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family    

A BIBLE-STUDYING GOAT

This magnificently illustrated Hanukkah storybook tells the story of a Dreidel which spins in a Matisse-like interior and meets a Bible-studying goat (not pictured) in the countryside. The illustrations are probably by Yaakov Epter.

La-Sevivon (To The Top [Dreidel]) Frankfurt am Main, ca. 1922 Publisher: Gamliel Library, Verlag Omonuth, Frankfurt am Main, Moscow, Odessa Printer: M. Lerberger and Partners, Frankfurt am Main Collection of Yeshiva University Museum The Jean Sorkin Moldovan Collection Gift of the Jesselson Family 
 

OLD AND NEW - From the CJH Blog

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