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One of the beautiful aspects of Yom Kippur (which is today) is that it is about asking forgiveness for specific actions committed during the past year that we feel a need to internally deal with. It is not about fighting for a more general cause, even though these times of social awareness have brought us plenty of those. Instead of external shouting, we must listen to our internal voice.
I am nonreligious and I don’t practice Yom Kippur’s rituals, but I appreciate its teachings; the iconoclastic philosopher Yeshayahu Leibowitz says “The state of the person at the end of Yom Kippur is exactly the same as before the offering on the eve of Yom Kippur; what arises is nothing but the religious effort of this great day, and immediately he [or she] must start preparing for the next Yom Kippur.”
Similarly, labor in Torah is not a means of reaching a specific goal; it is rather the purpose itself — “and until when must one learn? — until the day of one’s death”
On view in Abu Dhabi until February 5, 2022, the paintings and sculptures in Modernisms shed new light on artists like Parviz Tanavoli, Fahrelnissa Zeid, and M.F. Husain.
Full Spectrum spans 40 years of the artist’s career and provides an efficient crash course for anyone new to Edmonds’s work.
A show at the Prado valorizes cross-cultural flows while muffling ruptures, and two contemporary art exhibitions critique Hispanic legacies to investigate how art history occludes power.
SMFA at Tufts is seeking applications for at least four full-time Professor of the Practice positions in Sound/Sound Installation, Ceramics, Sculpture, and Drawing.
International Court of Justice Rules Azerbaijan Must Stop Destroying Armenian Cultural Heritage in Artsakh
The ruling points to major implications for protection of all cultural heritage during peacetime.
Afghan refugee Amin didn’t feel comfortable telling director Jonas Poher Rasmussen his story without a way to conceal his identity. Rasmussen explains the process to Hyperallergic.
Yemen Blues brings their sonic blend of Yemenite, West African, and Jazz back to Joe’s Pub in New York City this December, featuring opener Ahmed Alshaiba.
Now that’s change.
Michael Steinhardt was in possession of over 180 objects smuggled from 11 nations by “crime bosses, money launderers and tomb raiders.”
“Jobless, futureless, in constant fear of arrest and death at the hands of the Taliban, we do not live but merely exist,” says an open letter published by Artists at Risk.