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Miriam Shaw

Pittsburgh, PA

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Jewish Art

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What does it mean to be Jewish? Is it a religion, a people, a nation, a culture? All of the above? Do Jews have their own language, their own expression of their uniqueness?
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'The primary talent of an artist is his ability to step away from the externalities of the thing and, disregarding its outer form, gaze into its innerness and perceive its essence, and to be able to convey this in his painting.This is how an artist can serve his Creator.' — The Rebbe
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In 1938, J.R.R.Tolkien was preparing to release The Hobbit in Germany. The publishers first wanted to know if he was of Aryan descent. This was his response:
'If I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.'
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”...If statistics are right, the Jews constitute but one percent of the human race. It suggests a nebulous dim puff of stardust lost in the blaze of the Milky way. properly, the Jew ought hardly to be heard of, but he is heard of, has always been heard of. He is as prominent on the planet as any other people, and his commercial importance is extravagantly out of proportion to the smallness of his bulk. His contributions to the world’s list of great names in literature, science, art, music, finance, medicine, and abstruse learning are also away out of proportion to the weakness of his numbers. He has made a marvelous fight in this world, in all the ages; and had done it with his hands tied behind him. He could be vain of himself, and be excused for it.

The Egyptian, the Babylonian, and the Persian rose, filled the planet with sound and splendor, then faded to dream-stuff and passed away; the Greek and the Roman followed; and made a vast noise, and they are gone; other people have sprung up and held their torch high for a time, but it burned out, and they sit in twilight now, or have vanished. The Jew saw them all, beat them all, and is now what he always was, exhibiting no decadence, no infirmities of age, no weakening of his parts, no slowing of his energies, no dulling of his alert and aggressive mind. All things are mortal but the Jew; all other forces pass, but he remains. What is the secret of his immortality?”

- Mark Twain
(“Concerning The Jews,” Harper’s Magazine, 1899)

Featured Images

Dawnstarstudios     - Waters of Faith

Waters of Faith

Dawnstarstudios

Myriam Ouzan - Aleph on the moon

Aleph on the moon

Myriam Ouzan

David Baruch Wolk - 10 forms of Prophecy

10 forms of Prophecy

David Baruch Wolk

Victoria Stephans - Shema Yisrael

Shema Yisrael

Victoria Stephans

Mimi Eskenazi - Jewish klezmer

Jewish klezmer

Mimi Eskenazi

Marlene Burns - Chanukah

Chanukah

Marlene Burns

Aaron Koster - Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

Aaron Koster

Kamil Zelezik - Memento Mori

Memento Mori

Kamil Zelezik

Elena Kotliarker - The Western Wall

The Western Wall

Elena Kotliarker

Nonna Mynatt - Hamsa for Capricorn

Hamsa for Capricorn

Nonna Mynatt

Shimon Drory - Father

Father

Shimon Drory

Rosie Sherman - Awesome Sky

Awesome Sky

Rosie Sherman

Phil Welsher - Ketubah 1

Ketubah 1

Phil Welsher

Avishai Avi     Peretz - Shalom home blessing Hamsa

Shalom home blessing Hamsa

Avishai Avi Peretz

Esther Newman-Cohen - Ethiopian Woman in Red

Ethiopian Woman in Red

Esther Newman-Cohen

Judith Rothenstein-Putzer - Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights

Judith Rothenstein-Putzer

Miriam Shaw - Aishes Chayil

Aishes Chayil

Miriam Shaw

Matthew Schwartz - Shema

Shema

Matthew Schwartz

Carl Frankel - The Bodyguard

The Bodyguard

Carl Frankel

Dov Lederberg - Jacob

Jacob's Ladder

Dov Lederberg

Diane  Miller - Israeli Flag

Israeli Flag

Diane Miller

Marvin Blaine - Jewish Stars

Jewish Stars

Marvin Blaine

Madeleine Holzberg - Miracle of Life

Miracle of Life

Madeleine Holzberg

This Is Not A Ketubah - The Vibrant Hamsa Ketubah

The Vibrant Hamsa Ketubah

This Is Not A Ketubah

Chana Helen Rosenberg - Shopping in the shouk for Shabbat

Shopping in the shouk for Shabbat

Chana Helen Rosenberg

Shimon Drory - Jerusalem

Jerusalem

Shimon Drory

Chaya Rosen - Desert Distraction

Desert Distraction

Chaya Rosen

Annemeet Van der Leij - Abraham

Abraham

Annemeet Van der Leij

Rae Shagalov - The Happy 770

The Happy 770

Rae Shagalov

Robert Bardach - Rainbow Chai

Rainbow Chai

Robert Bardach

Knecht Yasha - Hebrew letter Resh

Hebrew letter Resh

Knecht Yasha

Nekoda  Singer - Keep thy foot

Keep thy foot

Nekoda Singer

Aiden Kashi - Laundry

Laundry

Aiden Kashi

YoMamaBird Rhonda - Birds and Music

Birds and Music

YoMamaBird Rhonda

Ruth Clotworthy - God As My Witness

God As My Witness

Ruth Clotworthy

David Schmerer - Art and Angle

Art and Angle

David Schmerer

David Rosenthal - Modified Stairway

Modified Stairway

David Rosenthal

Michael Friedman - Fringes

Fringes

Michael Friedman

Peter Benkmann - Blessing

Blessing

Peter Benkmann

Heart On Sleeve ART  - Hasidic Jews in New York

Hasidic Jews in New York

Heart On Sleeve ART