Tag Archives: Jewish

Holiday Books and Movies

This fun quiz came from Abbie Lu. Check out her site any book lovers out there. If you wish, take the quiz and link to us! HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND SEASON’S GREADINGS! 1) FAVORITE BOOK/S TO READ DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON? These would … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Ben Shahn (1898 b. Russia- 1969 US), Artist

Jewish American artist known for left-wing activism and also a cartoony style. He was born in Russia but after his father was condemned to Siberia, his mother took the family to the US when Shahn was 8 years old. This … Continue reading

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Fotogramm, 1942 © Lore Krüger

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Lion and unicorn detail, from the 16th century ceiling painting of the Hodorov synagogue, Poland

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Chaim Soutine: Background

Chaim Soutine (1893-1943) was a Belorusian Jewish painter. He is classified as an Expressionist who led the way to Abstract Expressionism and was an important influence on that movement. See more below. Chaim Soutine, Bellboy, 1925 Soutine was born into a highly … Continue reading

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