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  • Picture looks bleak for mural adorning former JCC

    By Rachel Heller

    August 6, 2008 | 11:08 pm

    The mural was meant to be a collaboration: A public arts agency led the bid for its creation, the surrounding community approved its design and Chicago artist John Pitman Weber stayed in the homes of local residents while he and a team of volunteers painted it during the summer of...
  • Scholar explores ancient Jewish reactions to ancient pagan statues

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Imagine a rabbi encountering a statue of Zeus in Roman Palestine, circa 70 to 300 C.E. -- a monotheist's nightmare.

    "The myth is that he would have uttered something like the Yiddish 'gevalt,'" said professor Yaron Z. Eliav of the University of Michigan, who recently spoke about...

  • Skirball builds a real rainbow for Noah’s Ark

    By Danielle Berrin

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm


    Danielle Berrin shows off the rainbow
    Longtime collaborators architect Moshe Safdie and artist Ned Kahn were busy designing the new headquarters for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in Washington D.C. when Safdie invited Kahn to "think about rainbows." Standing in a...
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