Jewish art

A glimpse at a Greek island’s 800 years of Jewish history.

Cathryn Prince
Oct. 19 2022 12:01AM

“The etrog was used as a weapon with which to pelt one’s enemies and as an amulet to soften the pains of childbirth.”

Jenna Weissman Joselit
Oct. 12 2022 12:01AM

Michelangelo had a thousand years of Catholic art to build on when creating the Sistine Chapel. Jews haven’t had such a tradition, until a secular Jew from Brooklyn stepped up.

Aug. 31 2022 12:01AM

“The Angel of Zion, framed by a Magen David, extends its wings and points Jewish exiles toward Eretz Yisrael.”

Saul Jay Singer
June 22 2022 12:01AM

A new hasidic art gallery grows in Brooklyn and is already bucking stereotypes. Can it survive, and what does it suggest about contemporary Orthodox life?

Feb. 17 2022 12:01AM

An installation at the Met Cloisters aims to reflect “art at the frontiers of faith.”

Holland Cotter
Feb. 9 2022 12:01AM

“Artists are more connected to God.”

Avital Chizhik-Goldschmidt
Oct. 15 2021 12:01AM

A professor of Jewish art finds himself turning from one explanation of a puzzling drawing found in an old manuscript to another—and then possibly back again.

Oct. 12 2021 12:25AM

Should a Russian sculptor have chosen to carve Herod rather than Ivan the Terrible?

Oct. 6 2021 12:01AM

The minimalist and the circle-drawer.

July 7 2021 12:01AM

The grandfather of micro-drawing.

Yael Friedman
June 4 2021 12:01AM

From an Amsterdam convert to Maxwell House.

Henry Abramson
Feb. 5 2021 12:01AM

From Barbadian slave to respected member of New York’s Jewish elite.

Jenna Weissman Joselit
April 13 2020 12:01AM

Hermann Struck’s World War I.

Amit Naor
March 19 2020 12:01AM