Practice, Practice

By Rachel Klinghoffer

Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute, December 2011

For most of my career as a working artist, I have kept separate my personal sense of religion and my studio practice. Last fall, I began to reflect on this compartmentalization, exploring the relationship between my Jewishness and my approach to making art. This process of introspection suggested larger questions, and as I reflected on the connections, I realized that I refer to my artistic life as "my painting practice" and to my observance and relationship to Judaism as how I "practice Judaism."

Topic: Art, Artistic Expression, Religious Observance, Identity Formation

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.42/no.685

Page Number(s): 16

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Genre: Art

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Klinghoffer, Rachel. Practice, Practice. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Josh Rolnick, The Sh'ma Institute. December 2011: 16.


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