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“Judgments”

I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school.

Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all women who wore Hijabs were being oppressed, slut-shame, and look down on and judge any woman who didn’t express her sexuality in a way that I found appropriate.

I’d like to think I’m more open now.

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Many of the artists will be present at the opening and happy to talk about their work. Some of the art works are nudes, but parents who are not prudes will find the exhibit child friendly.

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Between visiting Shosh's family in CT before Pesach and 1st seder with my family in NY we spent a couple of nights at Hyatt Place (a 3 star hotel that we got for a 1 star price thanks to Priceline) in Milford, CT with day trips to Derby and West Haven. We took long walks on a rail to trail linear park in Derby and on the boardwalk in West Haven and dined at Bloodroot in Bridgeport, Whole Foods in Milford, and Archie Moore's in Derby.

Both seders were lovely; the first was at my sister, sister-in-law, and our twin nieces' home in New Rochelle where we used the Haggadah that Shoshana edited last year, and the second was at our friend [livejournal.com profile] mofic 's home in Park Slope where we used the Maxwell House Haggadah with added inserts. Both nights I didn't get to bed until nearly 3 AM.

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Jewish Museum 10/29/10-03/27/11: Houdini Art and Magic part 2 - New York NY | Examiner.com



Joe Coleman, The Man Who Walked Through Walls (Harry Houdini), 1995, acrylic on masonite.
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Photos from our mini-vacation on Long Island's North Fork and Shelter Island where we saw our friends Yehudit Moch and Judith Ullman at the Dragonfly Festival and at their cottage in Southhold and celebrated my cousins Eric and Gail Shube's 25th anniversary on Shelter Island. We stayed in a cottage at the Silver Sands Motel (which has its own private beach) in Greenport, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. On Sunday we visited with the Shube mishpachah at Eric and Gail's summer home on Shelter Island, and Eric and his daughters Melissa and Julia treated us to a ride on their speed boat.

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Photos from our mini-vacation on Long Island's North Fork and Shelter Island where we saw our friends Yehudit Moch and Judith Ullman at the Dragonfly Festival and at their cottage in Southhold and celebrated my cousins Eric and Gail Shube's 25th anniversary on Shelter Island. We stayed in a cottage at the Silver Sands Motel (which has its own private beach) in Greenport, NY on the North Fork of Long Island. On Sunday we visited with the Shube mishpachah at Eric and Gail's summer home on Shelter Island, and Eric and his daughters Melissa and Julia treated us to a ride on their speed boat.

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Our neighborhood, Windsor Terrace, is featured in the first section, but unfortunately Crossroads Cafe is not mentioned.

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Our neighborhood, Windsor Terrace, is featured in the first section, but unfortunately Crossroads Cafe is not mentioned.

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Regular readers of this column are familiar by now with my coverage of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition's thrice yearly large group shows in a Civil War era warehouse building on the Red Hook waterfront (see my article on the Spring 2010 show). This past Sunday I previewed the Summer 2010 show that opens on Saturday July 17 and continues on weekends from 1:00-6:00 PM through August 22, and I was struck by the high quality of the work (see the slideshow below). In past articles I have noted its affordability, the diversity of styles and backgrounds of the artists, and that Jewish artists are somewhat overrepresented, all of which applies to this show as well.  As was the case in the earlier BWAC shows my wife Shoshana Cooper is one of the BWAC artists whose work is exhibited.




4 Ways of Green, glass and metal, by Renee Radenberg
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Many of the works offered this time are quite affordable (there are small, and in at least one artist's case framed, photos for $25) for people on middle to upper-middle class budgets; most are priced from the mid two figures to four figures, and there is a charity auction where prices start at $50.  The exhibit is located at 499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn opposite the Fairway Supermarket (see the BWAC website for directions). The views of the harbor outside the exhibit space would be worth the trip and with the exhibit are a lovely bonus (see my article about the Summer 2009 show for photos).

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These listings, which supplement those in Friday's article, include a gay Jewish film festival, an author talk, a pro-Israel rally, an Israeli rock band's performance, and an exhibit of work by Latino-Jewish visual artists.

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These listings, which supplement those in Friday's article, include a gay Jewish film festival, an author talk, a pro-Israel rally, an Israeli rock band's performance, and an exhibit of work by Latino-Jewish visual artists.

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Three years ago in a moment of introspection I realized that the two things in my life that are most meaningful and contribute most to my emotional well-being are my marriage and myJewish identity. At the time I was looking for work in journalism and my wife asked me "If you could write about any topic what would it be?" I replied without thinking twice, "I'd interview Jewish-American couples about the their Jewish identities and their marriages."

That concept initially took the form of a book project, I Am My Beloved's: Jewish-American Couples Talk About Their Marriages. Over the next couple of years I interviewed and photographed about a dozen couples and my co-author interviewed another three. Of these fifteen couples twelve were living in the Boston to Washington, DC megalopolis, half of that dozen in the greater New York metropolitan area.

After having our book proposal and sample chapters turned down by about a dozen publishing houses the project is now morphing into The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project, an on-line archive of interviews of Jewish-American couples. These interviews and photographs show the diversity of the Jewish-American community. In future examiner.com articles I plan to publish some of these interviews.

There has been much discussion in the Jewish-American community about continuity, much of which has focused on education. But if parents work long hours to earn day school tuitions and have little time to spend with their children how does that help? My hunch is that the quality of Jewish marriages is an under-explored factor in Jewish continuity. As we say on the The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project's home page:

Tribal membership and conjugal partnerships both offer emotionally salutary feelings of belonging. Are there any synergies when both life partners belong to the same tribe? Maybe, maybe not, but show us someone who is alienated and estranged from his or her tribe and odds are that his or her parents had an unhealthy and dysfunctional marriage. More specifically, children of Jewish parents who have strong, healthy marriages are more likely to develop positive Jewish identities.

What do healthy Jewish marriages look like? They are demographically diverse: religious and secular, gay and straight, urban/suburban and rural, monogamous and polyamorous, first marriages and second marriages, passionate couples and companionate couples, able bodied and disabled, teachers and techies, artists and professionals, Jews from birth and Jews by choice, native born and foreign born, parents and child-free by choice, parents of able-bodied children and parents of disabled children.

The Jewish-American Marriage Oral History Project will be a repository of interviews and photographs of Jewish-American couples; a selection of these will be published as "I Am My Beloved's: Jewish-American Couples Talk About their Marriages" in the form of either a book, an e-book, and/or a website. "I Am My Beloved's," a work in progress, is a collection of interviews and photographs of Jewish-American couples that explores the intersection of each couple's identities as a couple and as Jews. "I Am My Beloved's" will include the voices and images of a wide range of couples reflecting the diversity of the Jewish-American community.

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Mostly music events for Jewish kids and their parents, as well as movies and comedy for singles in NYC on Friday December 25th, and indie rock music for young adults Saturday night December 26th. To read the article click here

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I really love this photo of Shoshana in her cubicle at her day job,
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but she prefers this one of her with former interns who are now full-time employees.
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