Posts Tagged ‘ environmentalism ’

The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn

March 18, 2016
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The 85-Year-Old Avant-Garde Eco-Feminist Artist From Orthodox Brooklyn

Helène Aylon’s work is counted among the permanent collections of the Whitney, MoMA, and elsewhere. Still, it’s likely her name isn’t a familiar one. Aylon — born Helene Greenfield in 1931 to an Orthodox Jewish family in Brooklyn — is arguably among the more important American feminist artists of the 20th century.…

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The Blessing on Trees

April 10, 2012
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Jews are a little obsessed with blessings. We’ve already told you about some weird ones, such as…

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Honi, the Rainmaker

February 8, 2012
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The Talmudic fable of Honi the Circle-Maker isn’t the only lesson on environmentalism from traditional Jewish sources,…

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A Tale of Two Adams

October 14, 2011
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A Tale of Two Adams

Not everyone knows this, but the first two…

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On the Seventh Day, Chill.

March 1, 2011
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We’re accustomed to being wired. We’re reachable 24/7.…

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The Mystical Side of Trees

January 19, 2011
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Tu Bishvat is the New Year of the Trees,…

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Holy Pigging Out

January 13, 2011
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Can the physical act of eating be a…

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It’s All About the Fruit

September 8, 2010
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There’s a boy named Todd who’s a little…

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