White Flags

After Sept. 11, artist Aaron Fein began to make national flags out of white fabric; they became symbols not of nations but of community and refuge

Hands-On Synagogue

None of Poland’s spectacular wooden synagogues survived the war. Now a team of experts and novices is bringing one of them back to life.

Exegesis

Jeanette Ingberman—the co-founder of New York’s Exit Art gallery, who died last week—brought a Talmudic sensibility to avant-garde art

Two-Family Home

The French ambassador to Israel’s distinctive residence in Jaffa tells the story of an unusual—and eventually ruptured—friendship between a Jewish Zionist architect and his Arab Muslim client

Uncertain Future

The Holocaust museum at Auschwitz-Birkenau is charged with preserving the memory of a horrific past. Conservators struggle with the right way to maintain artifacts that never should have existed.

The Rebuilder

By reimagining landmark New York buildings like the Astor Library, which became the Public Theater, Giorgio Cavaglieri championed the architectural preservation that shaped the modern city

Panel Discussion

As advocacy groups increasingly use comic books in efforts to reach young minds, an art form created by immigrant Jews working out identity issues has instead become a ham-fisted tool for indoctrination

Head On

An exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art searches for the Jewish roots of Rembrandt’s Jesus and revisits the Dutch master’s misunderstood relationship with Judaism

Dolled Up

An exhibit in Tel Aviv surveys the changes in Israeli history, and the nation’s self-perception, through the once-popular medium of decorative dolls

Pressing Matters

The Jerusalem Print Workshop, providing free workspace for artists, revives an artistic tradition in an ancient city struggling with changing demographics and religious tensions.

Museum Barbie

A new doll is inspired by Adele Bloch-Bauer, Klimt’s famous Austrian Jewish model. It’s one of a new series of collector’s edition dolls dedicated to great works of art.

Holed Up

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we venture to a coffee shop to escape some unwelcome houseguests

Hazard Stay

In this week’s “Tell Me,” Tablet Magazine’s illustrated question-and-answer column, we learn about a summer camp that valued risk

Meaty Matters

Long before Francis Bacon became famous for his carnal paintings, Chaim Soutine brought bloody beef into the artist’s studio and inspired generations of flesh-minded painters

Sister Act

Etta and Claribel Cone, two Jewish sisters from Baltimore, went to Paris, helped discover Picasso, supported Matisse, and, as a new show at the Jewish Museum argues, shaped the birth of modern art

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