Maimonides text part of $11 million Judaica sale

By Anna Sheinman, January 15, 2013

You could say this was the most expensive Jewish doctor’s prescription in the world.

Sotheby’s New York has announced a sale of over £6.7m worth of Judaica, including a 15th-century copy of Moses Maimonides’s text, Mishneh Torah.


A drawing a day keeps the artist ok

By Jennifer Lipman, January 3, 2013

Some people start the new year by resolving to keep a diary, but last January Gideon Summerfield went a step further. He pledged that on every day of 2012 he would complete a drawing, inspired by the day’s most important news and events.


Colour Photos of Nazi Ghettos Published

By Sahar Zivan, October 19, 2012

Time Magazine has published a selection of photos which portray the Jewish ghettos of Kutno and Warsaw in a previously unseen way. High-ranking Nazi photographer Hugo Jaeger, who took the pictures, was supplied by the Nazi hierarchy with both a colour and 3D-capable camera.


Chaim Soutine: the artist who fell foul of the hygiene police

By Julia Weiner, October 19, 2012

You have almost certainly heard of Marc Chagall, and Modigliani may be a familiar name. But what about Chaim Soutine?

With the Ben Uri Gallery in London currently displaying a newly acquired Soutine painting, it is time to discover more about an artist, who, like his great friend Chagall, made his way from his home in Russia in the early years of the 20th century to study and work in Paris.


An artist in love with the Holy Land

By Jennifer Lipman, October 12, 2012

Just outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem lies a house built in the mid-1870s by a founding member of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.


Mayor: Tower Hamlets mural ‘to be removed’

By Marcus Dysch, October 4, 2012

A mural depicting money-grabbing bankers and highlighting Western imperialism conspiracy theories will be removed following complaints that it contains antisemitic undertones.

Freedom for Humanity was painted on a property near Brick Lane in London’s East End by renowned international graffiti artist Kalen Ockerman, known as Mear One.


Art House: gallery

By Alan Montague, September 13, 2012

Over 300 works were submitted to this year's Art House community exhibition. Here's a selection

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Art House: the community's artists on show

By Julia Weiner, September 13, 2012

It made quite a picture. There they were — more than 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community exhibition last week.


Art attack as exhibition gets underway at Ivy House

By Alan Montague, September 7, 2012

Over 200 artists, their families and friends crowded into the London Jewish Cultural Centre for the opening of the second Art House community art exhibition this week.


Rare Judaica paintings to be sold — for ice cream

By Anna Sheinman, September 6, 2012

For the first time in 30 years, six important paintings of scenes from Jewish life, by the artist Alfred Wolmark, are to go on sale.