Panagiotis alerted me to to an upcoming exhibit at the Met, Jerusalem 1000-1400. It opens in September, and looks excellent. From the announcement: “This exhibition will illuminate the key role that the Holy City played in shaping the art of … Continue reading
Relevant to our discussion of Ruth Behar’s essay, the Jewniverse ran a short piece on the one kosher butcher in Cuba.
A fascinating and unexpected story, from Tablet Magazine.
The Kehila Kedosha Janina Synagogue and Museum is sponsoring their second annual Greek Jewish Festival, May 22, on the Lower East Side. Information here!
The American Jewish Historical Society will be screening Carvalho’s Journey, which tells the story of Solomon Nunes Carvalho (1815-1897), an observant Sephardic Jew born in Charleston, South Carolina, and his life as a groundbreaking photographer, artist, and pioneer in American … Continue reading
National Geographic did a nice report on Jews in Bukhara today, “Bukhara Jews Thrive in New York but Are Almost Gone in Bukhara.” Thanks to Ron for the tip.
In class I mentioned an article by Haim Soloveitchik, “Rupture and Reconstruction.” It’s linked here. Soloveitchik considers the flattening of local tradition as a result of a more globalized Judaism, and the function of modernity and modern communication in this … Continue reading