Since cameras were first pointed at the concentration camps, filmmakers have faced challenges in how to respectfully and meaningfully depict atrocity.
Contemporary Jewish Culture
Williamsburg Gets Its First Hasidic Art Gallery
The lively opening of Shtetl Gallery signals shifting perceptions around Hasidic art in the local community.
“Don’t Fuck With the Jews” and Other Moments of Muscular Judaism on Film
Cinema’s thorny depictions of Israeli military action reflects the swift shift in Jewish identity around questions of oppression.
Artworks Orbiting the Thinking of Hannah Arendt
Eight shows over the course of a year loosely explore the eight chapters of Arendt’s 1968 book, Between Past and Future.”
On the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Recalling the Hope It Offers
Amidst the destabilization and trauma we currently face, an exhibit on the brave revolt tells a conflicted story of self-empowerment.
At a Shiva, a Young Woman Encounters Her Ex … and Her Sugar Daddy
Shiva Baby is a winning cringe comedy of errors and sexual entanglements.
Channeling the Rhythms of Nature, Sasha Wortzel Sets the Mood for Contemplation
In Dreams of Unknown Islands, the artist turns to ritual to carry us through disorienting ambiguity.
A Loving Tribute to the Egg Cream, New York’s Classic Drink
The short film Egg Cream explores the history of the Downtown Jewish concoction.
Celebrate Hanukkah With Films That Center Jewish Narratives
From the Coen Brother’s take on the Jewish-American experience, to a rabbi’s talking cat, stream these films during the holiday.
On Transforming All 613 Jewish Commandments into Dazzling Paintings
In the year 2000, Brooklyn-born painter Archie Rand embarked on the most ambitious project of his career: He would transform each of the 613 Jewish mitzvahs into its own vibrant painting.
A Jewish Art Gallery Opens in the Heart of Brooklyn’s Hassidic Community
It may not have been on everyone’s radar, but last week a new New York art gallery opened — in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. True to one of the major ethnic groups that neighborhood has long been known for, the new space is dedicated solely to Jewish, mostly Hassidic, art, which is a relatively new phenomenon.