Well Versed Blog

Posted: Thu, 10/20/2016 - 13:11 | Posted by: JaredL | Well Versed
Artist Harriet Finck in front of “For Every Season” (acrylic and ink on paper). Godwell Chan.

Harriet Finck looks at Kohelet anew in a series of paintings inspired by the enigmatic biblical words that wrestle with the meaning of life.

Posted: Tue, 10/11/2016 - 12:00 | Posted by: Sharon Anstey | Well Versed
Roz Chast, Subway Sofa. Courtesy Museum of the City of New York

After experiencing the graphic work of Roz Chast in the pages of The New Yorker and in her award-inning visual memoir -- “Can’t We Talk About Something Else?” -- fans will take much pleasure in seeing her work on a larger scale.

Posted: Thu, 10/06/2016 - 16:19 | Posted by: Abbye Weingram Cornfield | Well Versed
Courtesy National Museum of American Jewish History

Most people know Bill Graham as the music promoter who made the Grateful Dead famous, but few are aware that he came to America in 1941 as an orphan, escaping from Nazi Germany to France, eventually making his way to New York.

Posted: Wed, 10/05/2016 - 13:55 | Posted by: Steve Lipman | Well Versed
Courtesy Koren Publishers

For those with the sad duty of reciting Yizkor, a new book of essays by Rabbi Norman Lamm is a fitting synagogue companion.

Posted: Mon, 09/19/2016 - 11:17 | Posted by: Diane Cole | Well Versed
Rembrandt van Rijn, Moses with the Ten Commandments, 1659, oil on canvas, Gemäldegalerie der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin

It’s a myth that won’t go away that Rembrandt was Jewish. (His mother was Catholic; his father Protestant.)   But is there a Christian artist whose renderings of Biblical scenes speak more deeply to the Jewish soul?

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