Tag Archives: Shabbat & holidays

Nothing New Under the Sun (Apple Orchard)

Rising this way, going that way, turning and turning. Today in the synagogue, the intermediate Shabbat of Sukkot, from Ecclesiastes chapter 1: 4A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth endures forever. דדּוֹר הֹלֵךְ וְדוֹר בָּא וְהָאָרֶץ לְעוֹלָם עֹמָדֶת: … Continue reading

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Gershom Scholem Sitting in a Sukkah

In good faith, the antinomian sits in a sukkah. Is this an expressionist or surrealist sukka? The scene is super modern. An angel lurks in the back under palm trees. Please send my way any information you have about this … Continue reading

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(Poland) Erev Yom Kippur (Mayer Kirshenblatt)

Mayer Kirshenblat, Yo\m Kippur Eve (1993) Arms are the basic component to this lovely painting. Gemar chatimah tovah. [[photo credit from They Called Me Mayer July: Painted Memories of a Jewish Childhood in Poland Before the Holocaust, by Mayer Kirshenblatt … Continue reading

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(Norms) Smoked Fish Atonement (Upper West Side)

They used to sprinkle blood on the insides of the Tabernacle tent on Yom Kippur. Today, the  Upper West of New York prepares at Zabar’s for the break-fast to the Day of Atonement, buying up all the salty, smoked fish. … Continue reading

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על חטא שחטאנוּ (Donald Trump’s Mouth)

The Jewish moral tradition makes a big deal about language. Heading towards the Day Of Atonement is a little juxtaposition — Donald Trump’s mouth and a wee bit of the long confession from the Yom Kippur liturgy, “for the sins we have … Continue reading

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שנה טובה ומתוקה

Shana tova u’metuka سنة سعيدة وحلوة Happy and Sweet New Year (Rosh Ha’shanah) (if google translate screwed up the Arabic, please tell me asap)

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Animal Shabbat (Laszlo)

Over time, Laszlo has learned to expect challah when he hears the blessings over candles and wine. Highly conscious, he makes a definite physical approach towards those around the table in what can only be described as a focused state of … Continue reading

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