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(Talmud & Art) Cats at Seder Behold I Bite the Mouse (Illuminated Haggadah)

Pesach is almost done with this year but I wanted to share with my Talmud, art, and animal friends this charming little post from the amazing blogsite here at the Bodleian. These medieval illuminated images from the Haggadah are the … Continue reading

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(Coronavirus) Modern Jackals in the City (Tel Aviv)

These beautiful pictures and more here at Haaretz. As people shut themselves indoors due to the Coronavirus, jackals move into the urban place of Ha’Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv.

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Post-Human Future = Space Ape

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(Posthuman Catalogue) Jewish Art & Aesthetics of Judaism

Stepping back at the long arc of Jewish art in tandem with the history of Jewish thought gives to view a kind of cataloge. Included are black inky letters their script and configuration, rosettes and arabesques and other ornamental figures, … Continue reading

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Deer Coming Down The Hill & Crossing the Street (Syracuse)

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(God-Like) Sleeping Heifer (New York State Fair 2019)

Do they all do this when they are sleeping? Asleep, the young heifer folds up into herself like a fetus or an ancient ledger book. The almost utter pliability of the body suggests at rest a kind of perfect, divine … Continue reading

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(Trump Trade Wars) The Cows Are Gone (New York State Fair 2019)

The jewel in the crown at a big State Fair is the cowsheds. Dairy-families bring their stock to show, camping out and caring for the animals, and connecting with each other and with the larger social public. This year we … Continue reading

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Animals (Franz Marc & Martin Buber)

Yellow Cow This terrestrial surface is a physical place of noise and violence. Redemption is its metamorphosis. Franz Marc, who was killed at Verdun on the Western Front, was a tragic figure to those who memorialized him. Writing his obituary … Continue reading

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(Bar Yochnei & Gigantic Rotten Egg) Medieval Hebrew Duck

“This is bird that’s called Bar Yochnei” BL Hebrew Project‏ @BL_HebrewMSS FollowingFollowing @BL_HebrewMSS #duckweek This duck can be seen in the North French Miscellany (Add MS 11639 f.517v, 1277-1324). Technically it is the Bar Yochnei, a mythical bird large enough to block … Continue reading

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Hunger Art (Chaim Soutine)

“Still Life with Herring” sounds like a Jewish spoof on the French fine art tradition. From the same milieu of Russian Jews in Paris, Chaim Soutine is the anti-Chagall. There is nothing dreamy about his work. There is no lift … Continue reading

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