Issachar Ber Ryback, Shtetl, My Destroyed Home, a Remembrance

Issachar Ber Ryback was born in Yelisavetgrad (now Kirovograd, Ukraine). This was also the town where some of my family emigrated from. His father was murdered during a Pogrom there, around the late 1890s (after which my family left). Ber Ryback made a series of graphic images in remembrance of Jewish life there before it was destroyed. His art is similar to Chagall’s and largely influenced by Jewish Folk art. View more of his art.




About kinneret

Hello, and welcome. I'm writing this blog under an alias. Why an alias? I started to write what may be described as an "American Gothic" novel (sort of Henry James/ Franz Kafka with violence) with some autobiographical details. ..when I started this blog I just decided to use the alias. This blog is about art and art history, but my interests also include literature, film analysis, psychology, forensic psychology, faerie tale analysis, cognitive therapy, cognitive linguistics, classical theater, World War II, and Russian and British history. My favorite writers include Kafka, the Brontes, and Philip K Dick. Thank you for reading this blog and I will happily reply to any comments.
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1 Response to Issachar Ber Ryback, Shtetl, My Destroyed Home, a Remembrance

  1. marblenecltr says:

    Such work by Ber Ryback expresses without words the necessity, the obligation, for the world to stand for Israel, a small piece of the earth that only Jews could make productive, regardless of what others may think or believe. If the rest of the world will not take that position willingly, it will be compelled to do so by a God no one yet fully knows.

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