Artist Michael Silverstone is a world-renowned ceramic sculptor. His attention to fine detail and his phenomenal ability to convey a story, experience or inspiration through sculpture have defined his uniqueness and afforded him great recognition. Two giant clocks – “Twelve Tribe Clocks” – were hung at both sides of the Western Wall in 2016. The artist’s works can be found in museums, public squares and the homes of world leaders. Every piece is handmade. The gold and platinum plating is intended to highlight details and intensify the viewing experience. Using innovative techniques and methods unique to the artist, he creates powerful 3-D creations, resistant to all weather conditions, handed down through the generations and relating the story of the Jewish people.
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VIsual inspiration for the film “WHEN DO WE EAT?” Arthur Szyk’s masterpiece – his 1940 Haggadah. With director Salvador Litvak, Szyk expert Irv Ungar, Rabbis Mark Blazer, Mordecai Finley & Shlomo Schwartz.
This video is a portion of the documentary film, “In Every Generation: Remaking The Szyk Haggadah (Historicana and JKR Productions, 2008), directed by Emmy-nominated Jim Ruxin.
Drawn and first published during the rise of Hitler, the Passover Haggadah of Polish-Jewish artist Arthur Szyk (1894-1951) is a triumphant and enduring work of hope and courage, and the supreme expression of one artist’s love for his people and his heritage. The luxury limited edition of The Szyk Haggadah, limited to only 300 copies, is a landmark of Jewish art and culture.
Beginning in 1516, the Ghetto of Venice was established as a restricted area where the Jewish population was required to live. Although the ghetto separated them from their non-Jewish neighbors, the Jews retained a certain degree of self-governance and the ghetto became a dynamic—albeit ambivalent—space within which their identity developed over the course of almost three centuries.
Learn more about the JEWISH COURT OF VENICE , at the Israeli official museum portal at: http://museumsinisrael.gov.il/en/Exhibitions/Pages/Exhibition.aspx?IdExhibit=IEMS-EIT-39931
Jewish prayer wheel
There is none like our God; there is none like our Master; there is none like our King; there is none like our Savior.
Who is like our God? who is like our King? who is like out Master? Who is like our Savior?
Let us thank our God; let us thank our King; let us thank our Master; let us thank our Savior.
Blessed is our God; Blessed is our King; Blessed is our Msater; Blessed is our Savior
It is you who is our God; it is you who is our King; it is you who is our Master; it is you who is our Savior.
In most religions, prayer is accompanied by physical objects to achieve the appropriate concentration for repetitive prayers:
Prayer Wheels (Buddhism), Misbaha (Islam), Rosary (Catholicism), etc.
In the Jewish tradition, these objects were not common.
This art-piece attempts to demonstrate the potential to realize and materialize prayer while maintaining tradition.
This Automata realizes the famous pray Ein Keloheinu (There is none like our G-d) with a provenance that dates back to the 9th Century C.E. This daily prayer uses meditative repetition to praise the Lord
Operation: Rotating the crank drives a mechanism that is based on doubled Geneva Cross Mechanism in odd ratios.
That reveals the prayer line by line by merging segments etched on the right wheel with that etched on the left, while simultaneously hiding the non-relevant sections.