October 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm
On October 11, ChEckiT!Dance performed the original piece “Ball and Chain” during Oholiav’s first event–the opening of the Text/Context exhibit at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel Kraft Center*. In the piece, choreographer Allison Brzezinski interprets the Shabbat blessing Eshet Chayil, a woman of valor, which tells of an ideal Jewish woman, and puts an interesting historical spin […]
June 4, 2012 at 7:17 pm
Jewish history repeats itself in Dark Shadows.
May 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm
Overnight on Monday, an indescribable attack was carried out on one of Israel’s greatest artistic treasures, an ancient synagogue. Unknown assailants entered the site of Hamat Tveriah, one of Israel’s most ancient synagogues, and spray-painted hateful comments on its mosaics, and smashed images of the Aron Hakodesh (Holy Ark of Torah). The horrifying thing is that, […]
April 26, 2012 at 9:28 am
What Orson Scott Card’s “Angles” tells us about a Jewish passion for a homeland.
April 2, 2012 at 9:39 pm
An Exodus for Priscilla Queen of the Desert: a band of minorities wander to find themselves.
April 2, 2012 at 7:48 am
How Inglourious Basterds borrows imagery from tales of the Golem from the Maharal of Prague.
March 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm
Purim is one of the most interesting and peculiar holidays of the Jewish calendar. We read from a book named after a woman: a book filled with intrigue, romance and betrayal, and distinctly omitting God. We are commanded to lose ourselves until we cannot tell the difference between blessed Mordechai and cursed Haman. We are […]