Bible-based art: Moses and the burning bush
May 3, 2018

Surprise! We are making the art from one of our favorite postcards available to you for free!

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Brave Enough to Dream
December 2, 2016

Our L.A. branch is about to undergo a complete transformation.

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What the Bible & Jewish Culture tell us about creativity, art and beauty
May 21, 2015

Check out this beautiful chart about creativity, art and beauty seen through the lenses of Scripture and Jewish culture.

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Marc Chagall and Jesus
April 21, 2014

Marc Chagall’s extensive repertoire of artwork, in which Jesus and the crucifixion is the central subject, assuredly begs the question: “What’s a nice Jewish boy like you doing painting a nice Jewish boy like him?” The artist’s preoccupation with Jesus as a symbol of Jewish suffering and deliverance provides much fuel for discussion from both…

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All Creatures Great and Small: Who Made Them All?
May 3, 2013
Author: Matt Sieger

A motorcycle accident at age 28 left David Farber with one functioning limb—his right arm—and one functioning eye and ear. But it didn’t deter his passion for travel and photography. He has journeyed to Alaska and Africa to photograph everything from moose to wildebeest to hippos. Before the accident, Farber was an avid hiker. “My…

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Amer Olson | Journey of Faith | Jewish Artist for Jesus
January 17, 2010
Author: Amer Olson

Amer Olson is the director of the Chicago branch of Jews for Jesus. He grew up in Minneapolis in a family that celebrated Hanukkah and Passover as well as Christmas and Easter — his mother is Jewish and his father is Gentile. Later, while studying at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Amer began…

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Art by Amer Olson
November 15, 2008
Topics: art
Author: Amer Olson

Mike Lynch”, oil on linen   “Freya”, charcoal on paper “Pears”, oil on linen “Carl”, oil on panel “Old Friends”, oil on panel “Stella”, oil on linen “Tea and Fortunes”, oil on linen “US District Judge Clarence C. Newcomer”, oil on linen “The Beading Loom”, oil on linen “Self Portrait with Mandolin”, oil on linen…

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NEGATIVE SPACE: What is Missing in Today’s Judaism
September 29, 2008

by Iris Adler During the spring of my senior year of high school, my photography teacher invited our art class to a gallery. There were 50 pieces: all different sizes, shapes, colors and textures. Each had a subject and space around that subject. One 8″x10″ shot grabbed my attention from where it hung a foot…

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Test Your Yiddishkeit
August 1, 1999

The word kipah” is pronounced kee-pah, accenting the first syllable if you are using the Yiddish pronunciation. (The Hebrew pronunciation accents the second syllable.) Test your yiddishkeit by circling the definition you think best describes the word kipah: a. what a grandfather from Brooklyn calls something he is not inclined to throw away b. an…

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Ray Stolz: On Printmaking and Praise
August 1, 1998

The Messianic art movement is alive and well and growing in South Africa! Ray Stolz, elder at Beit Yeshua Messianic Congregation in Johannesburg, is a printmaker who weds traditional South African images with biblical narrative to bring praise to the Jewish Messiah Yeshua. Ray’s soft-spokenness is contrasted to and complemented by the bubbly personality of…

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On Faith and Creativity
May 1, 1998

Although this is only the second issue of Havurah, we’ve already begun a tradition: Each edition will feature an article about what’s happening in the Messianic Jewish art world. At this rate—if the Lord tarries—Havurah will need to be published well into the second millennium! We at Jews for Jesus keep discovering” new creativity and…

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He’s Not Clowning Around
Author: Lyn Bond

Henry Morse takes the Word of God very seriously. Yet while the Great Benafuchi thinks of himself as an evangelist, through his circus ministry he acts and looks like a clown. Henry believes that the use of humor is important in getting across the Good News: “When people are laughing, at least we know they’re…

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