Sunday, April 30, 2017
Jewish artists are behind a majority of America’s greatest comic book heroes--Superman, Batman, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the Hulk; the list goes on.
JTA did some digging and picked out some of the unexpected Jewish tidbits from among the nominees for the 2017 Academy Awards.
A former tailor’s apprentice whose life’s work last week went on display at the prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Lille, Nedjar says he merely “exhumes” his puppets to reconnect to his brethren who were murdered in the Holocaust.
The book is designed for those suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, a progressive type of dementia that causes a slow decline in thinking, memory and reasoning.
The $10.1 million gift will be used to buy a collection of 450 works by Arthur Szyk, including pieces that have never been displayed publicly.
Sternthal Books is producing a coffee table book of portraits culled from the extensive archives of the Pri-Or Photo House in Tel Aviv.
Over the years, students have created dozens of products: costumes that encourage children to move during physical therapy; air-cushioned prosthetic legs with superhero designs; fashionable clothes that people with limited range of movement can easily get on and off.
Nearly 200 Israeli and international professional artists are showcasing their artwork in the second annual Jerusalem Biennale For Contemporary Jewish Art.
A German court formally authorized the return of two Nazi-looted art works from the collection of the late art collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
Israeli artist Nir Hod appears to have pulled off something of an art world coup this month.

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