June 3, 2018
Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi • Tikkun
“Reading Debbie Weissman’s memoir leaves us with some hope… whose teaching and writing in Israel and the Diaspora and commitment to dialogue between people of different faiths have had a world-wide impact…. An insight into the principles by which Debbie guides her own behavior can be seen as she adopts a modified version of Levinas’ teaching that we should see the “face of God in the Other.” “It would be enough,” she says, “if we could just look at the Other and see a face no less human than our own.”
November 19, 2017
Urim Publications display table at Mintzer Bookstore
Mintzer Bookstore in Gush Etzion is currently running a 15%-off sale on all Urim titles.
Efrat, Te’ena Commercial Center
Sun-Thurs: 08:30-19:00, Fri: 8:30-13:00
November 8, 2016
Check out the cool behind the scenes images of Brian Hull’s production of Janusz Korczak’s magical story!
Script and Direction by Brian Hull
Music by Sarah Hart
For more information, visit www.brianimations.com
August 3, 2010
by Jose Rodriguez
One of the world’s preeminent collections of Jewish life, culture and history will have a new home at the University of California, Berkeley, starting this fall, campus officials and the Judah L. Magnes Museum in Berkeley announced today (Monday, June 21).
The 10,000-piece collection of precious music, art, rare books and historical archives – part of the Magnes Museum since its founding in 1961 – will be transferred to UC Berkeley over the summer. The collaboration will partner a world-class collection with a world-class university, complementing the school’s academic offerings, raising the profile of the Magnes collection, and making it more accessible to scholars.
The transfer is being made possible by gifts totaling $2.5 million over five years from philanthropists Warren Hellman, Tad Taube, and the Koret Foundation. These gifts will ensure that the acquisition is built on a solid and self-sustaining financial model.
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April 1, 2010
by John Zeaman
Curious George, the impish monkey who is always getting in trouble, made his picture-book debut in 1941. Today that book is in its 71st printing, and George is one of the classic characters of children’s literature.
Not surprisingly, perhaps, given the serious attention the culture has been paying of late to children’s books, George is also now the star – or co-star – of an exhibit, “Curious George Saves the Day: The Art of Margret and H.A. Rey,” at the Jewish Museum.
This is a cross-generational show of a type that the Jewish Museum has proved very adept at. As with previous exhibits on author-illustrators Maurice Sendak and William Steig, it simultaneously caters to children and adults. For the children, the gallery has been dressed up with fake doorways and building facades that recall the Paris of the first George book. Halfway through there’s a kids reading area with pillows and heaps of picture books by the Reys.
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