Nishma, Sh'ma April 2009

By Basmat Hazan-Arnoff

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), April 2009

The author cites a Talmudic story in which "the ugly man" -- who remains nameless throughout the story -- refers to himself as a vessel, and to God as a "craftsman," placing the encounter in the context of creation, which is the essence of art. The relativity of beauty and ugliness is critical for an artist -- even more so when artists express themselves through their own bodies. She places the three images shared by artists-in-residence Zaritt, Tirosh and Shandler into the context of this conversation about beauty and ugliness and the body.

Topic: Body, Art, Artistic Expression, Media, Jewish Text

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

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: Vol.39/no.659

Page Number(s): 10

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Genre: Other

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Hazan-Arnoff, Basmat. Nishma, Sh'ma April 2009. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). April 2009: 10. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=7385


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