Posts by Timna Burston

October 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Ball and Chain by ChEckiT!Dance at Oholiav event

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 […]

May 29, 2012 at 4:03 pm

Ancient Israeli synagogues defiled by Jewish attackers

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, […]