Meet the Artist & Rabbi: Rabbi Shmuel Polin

Photo: Courtesy of Rabbi Shmuel Polin Besides working on your impressive reconstruction project, Opening The Ark Project, you are also a Rabbi and Artist. Can you tell us a little about yourself and your background? I have always been fascinated by the intersections of art and theology. As a child, I learned from my father […]

Igal Fedida, Jewish Artist, Visual Artist, Mixed Media Artist

Meet The Artist: Igal Fedida

From an early age, self- taught, Israeli-born Igal Fedida demonstrated an intuitive penchant for the arts. Painting has always been a special process for Fedida that allowed him to draw upon his Jewish Morrocan background and intertwine art with that of the complex, universal human pursuit of spiritual truth. Fedida’s unconventional artistic style has emerged […]

Museum Review: Memorial da Imigração Judaica e do Holocausto – São Paulo,Brazil

Eduardo Schvartz* Simone Schvartz** Introduction The presence of Jews in Brazil dates back to the 15th-century during the persecution and discrimination by the Inquisition, many of them so-called “New Christians” who converted to Christianity but continued to practice their Jewish faith secretly. In the mid-17th century, when the Netherlands invaded and occupied the northeast of […]

Meet The Gallerist: Menachem Safrai

Since 1935, the Safrai Art Gallery introduces carefully curated artwork to Israeli Art enthusiast around the world. The family business was born four generations ago, when Rabbi Mendel Harrison immigrated to Palestine from Lithuania in 1888. Upon arrival, he set up a mirror factory in the Old City of Jerusalem. Together with his family, he […]

Jewish Museums around the world

Africa ​ Morocco Casablanca Moroccan Jewish Museum​ South Africa Cape Town South African Jewish Museum ​Asia China Shanghai Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum​ Israel Jerusalem The Israel Museum Israel Jerusalem The U. Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art Israel Jerusalem Yad Vashem Israel Jerusalem Tower of David Museum Israel Or Yehuda The Babylonian Jewry Heritage Center and […]