The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

THE GOODMAN FAMILY JUDAIC & ARCHIVAL MUSEUM

The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat

During the months of December and January, the Goodman Family Judaic and Archival Museum will feature a unique exhibit curated by the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion Museum entitled, “The Seventh Day: Revisiting Shabbat.” “International artists explore one of the pillars of Jewish practice and belief: the sanctity of the Sabbath through provocative works of art. In an era when technology and culture have eroded the boundaries separating work, play, and repose, their works invite us to delve into the possibilities and new definitions of renewal symbolized by the ‘day of rest.’ Through the crucible of their creativity, the artists in this exhibition offer new ways to imagine Shabbat and reflect the profound insights that Abraham Joshua Heschel observed in The Sabbath: Its Meaning for Modern Man: ‘The meaning of the Sabbath is to celebrate time rather than space. Six days a week we live under the tyranny of things of space; on the Sabbath we try to become attuned to holiness in time. It is a day on which we are called upon to share in what is eternal in time, to turn from the results of creation to the mystery of creation, from the world of creation to the creation of the world.’”
-Excerpt from the HUC-JIR Museum Website
 
For more information, please contact Tracie Fienman, Director of Programming at 248-661-5700 or tfienman@temple-israel.org

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