As part of our community blog content at ON THE MOVE, we present our interview series, where we invite movers to bring their thoughts not only on the physical move but on the intensely personal experience of moving house. Here we explore the spirituality and psychology of Home and why where we live means so much to us. We want to hear your story, please share it with us.
Man in the city is a primary focus of my painting. I am interested in seeing the “earthly” Jerusalem as one encounters it in everyday life, the nitty-gritty of the streets people walk on, the vistas of the here and now. An un-pretty urban reality requires breaking the convention of Jerusalem’s image. The geometry of the city structures as they interconnect, the dance of the strong summer light on building facades, or the more subtle interplay of greys in the overcast light of the winter each add another facet to our view of city life. City streets have poetic and often overlooked qualities which provide an alternative version of beauty.
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITS
2015 Cross Point, The Artists´ House, Tel Aviv Feb 26, 2015— Mar 21, 2015
2014 Intersections Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem
2014 Dusks Artspace Gallery, Jerusalem
RECENT SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
A Fine Line, The Jerusalem Biennale, Achim Hasid Complex, Jerusalem
A Sense of Space / Sense of Place, The Jerusalem Biennale, Achim Hasid Complex, Jerusalem
Heddy Abramowitz is an exhibiting artist living and working in Jerusalem, her home since 1979. Born in Brooklyn, NY, to Holocaust survivors, and raised in suburban Washington, D.C., she flipped from art student to eventually shelving a career as an Israeli lawyer in favor of her first love, painting. She exhibits her painting and her photography in Israel and beyond. She and her husband live in the Jewish Quarter in the Old City where they raised their five children.
For the full gallery, see the NYT slideshow.
“Kabbalah” is a Hebrew word meaning to “receive” and is a tradition of wisdom which traces its origins to early biblical times. There are many other systems which run somewhat parallel to Kabbalah since this wisdom is universal and which therefore appears in different forms to suit different cultures and eras.
According to Kabbalah, when Adam was expelled from the Garden of Eden he was given a book of secrets by the Archangel Raziel which explained the workings of the universe and which was designed to help him live in his changed circumstances.
by Sherrill Layton
AUTUMN usually makes me giggle and it is my favorite time of the year. Why? Well, it seems to hold such promise in its air and a bit of a rumbling danger underfoot, as if to say, “You there! You are bound for a wonderful adventure!” The two elements together give me a bit of a squish, an earth hug, if you will, telling me that no matter what, everything is going to be all right. I like to think of myself as an optimist, but, on the odd encounter of this article, sheer idealism has brought me to naught, so AUTUMN steps in and brings forth a kind of realistic boundary to the future. It reminds me not to get ahead of myself in an unhealthy way. Goals are meant to be set, but not for the likes of a Sage, just for average disciples like me.
This dish combines the pleasure of popcorn with the nutritional value of chickpeas.
Ronnen eschews fancy tricks in his Los Angeles restaurant, so you can do the same at home.
by Lauren Rothman, Jewish Week Online Columnist
Leafing through Tal Ronnen’s new cookbook “Crossroads,” named for the chef’s popular Los Angeles restaurant, you might experience one of the following reactions. Perhaps you’ll dog-ear ten or 20 pages, your mind racing with all the ideas you want to translate to the plate. Maybe you’ll run to your pantry to inspect your stocks of the classic Mediterranean ingredients — za’atar, pistachios, pomegranate molasses — the book’s recipes call for. Likely you’ll salivate over Crossroads’ gorgeous, full-page color photos of salads, spreads, soups, desserts, cocktails and more. Probably, though, you’ll wonder what unites all of these inviting-looking dishes.
Interviewed by Harold Flender
Isaac Bashevis Singer lives with his second wife in a large, sunny five-room apartment in an Upper Broadway apartment house. In addition to hundreds of books and a large television set, it is furnished with the kind of pseudo-Victorian furniture typical of the comfortable homes of Brooklyn and the Bronx in the 1930s.
Singer works at a small, cluttered desk in the living room. He writes every day, but without special hours—in between interviews, visits, and phone calls. His name is still listed in the Manhattan telephone directory, and hardly a day goes by without his receiving several calls from strangers who have read something he has written and want to talk to him about it. Until recently, he would invite anyone who called for lunch, or at least coffee.
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