Monday, May 21, 2007

Against Assimilation

Jewish Israeli ART Yellow Badge, Photo is courtesy of sculptor Betty Wachsstock who wrote to me:
The idea of the sculpture is to show a hand with people walking to the top, and entering into the Magen David, inside of it, inside of Judaism.
The hand rests on a Magen David as well, and it is a symbol against assimilation, which is the subject of the sculpture.
On the Magen David there’s a verse from Malachi 3:24
He shall reconcile parents with children and children with their parents
The statue was made for Bar lan University who gave it to The Rappaport Center for Assimilation Research and Strengthening Jewish Vitality
[It] is an independent R & D center at Bar Ilan University. The Center focuses on analyzing various aspects of Jewish life in order to identify what might be contributing to alienating Jews from Judaism, and on characterizing and formulating options for mending and repair.

Copyright: Betty Wachsstock

No comments: