Category Archives: Jewish Art

Exploring the Meaning of the Star of David

May 24, 2020  |  By Rachel Feldman

It’s a common fact that the history of humanity was first documented in symbols and pictures. From ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs to prehistoric cave drawings, man’s ability to communicate through imagery has proven to be an invaluable tool throughout the ages, and although our written language is no longer limited to crudely drawn glyphs on walls, using symbols to represent a larger idea is an invaluable technique still used today – […]

 

The Mezuzahs on the Gates: Israel’s Triumph in More Than Just War

Aug 21, 2019  |  By Rachel Feldman

With bullet-ridden stones, Jerusalem’s Zion Gate has a fascinating story. Originally built between 1537 and 1541 under Ottoman Empire rule, Zion Gate became the prominent scene of a short, but fierce battle fought during the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, when Arab forces laid siege to Jerusalem’s Old Jewish Quarter, forcing Israeli combatants to retaliate in order to rescue Jewish residents trapped inside.   Badly outmatched, the desperate Israeli troops opened […]

 

Marc Chagall: The Jewish Painter

Jul 31, 2019  |  By Mari
Marc Chagall

Marc Chagall was one of the greatest Jewish artists in modern history, beloved not just by Jewish communities but also by the entire world. Best known for his painting, stained glass and use of color, Chagall’s artwork is considered to be “European modernism”, as he spent most of his life in Europe learning to paint. Praised by artists like Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall’s masterpieces are truely something special. Chagall’s Jewish […]

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