Feminine art forms

Nine women display works that draw on biblical and rabbinic literature at the Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art.

By ATARA BECK
May 3, 2012 10:51
Megilat Esther

Megilat Esther 521. (photo credit: Courtesy Shlomo Kashtan)

 
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Feminism in Judaic art is not a new phenomenon, and a recently launched exhibition in the capital demonstrates this in celebrating the work of nine female artists who took their inspiration from biblical and rabbinic literature.

Titled “Women Inspired by Text,” the exhibition, which opened last week at Hechal Shlomo’s Wolfson Museum of Jewish Art in central Jerusalem, will remain until midsummer.

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