Art and Spirit in Contemporary Jewish Life

By Jo Milgrom

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA), Fall 1995

The author compares the role of image prohibition in its original context to what it might still accomplish today; she also examines a new and experimental mode of fostering creativity in a curriculum that integrates art into Torah study. She introduces several visionary artists who in their separate traditions and arenas are "tearing the blinders from our eyes," by inventing and involving us in new kinds of art of unprecedented spiritual meaning. The author believes that reflection on these issues will help illuminate who Jews are and what marks they will leave behind.

Topic: Curriculum, Artistic Expression, Culture, Spirituality

Name of Publication: The Reconstructionist

Editor: Hirsh, Richard

Volume/Issue: Vol.60/No.2

Page Number(s): 53-61

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Milgrom, Jo. Art and Spirit in Contemporary Jewish Life. The Reconstructionist. Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association (RRA). Fall 1995: 53-61. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4576


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