Tuesday, November 18, 2014

More on the Shmita

ART: Israel’s Shmitta Year: From The Perspective of Artists (Eva L. Weiss, The Jewish Week).
The works are meant to evoke artists’ conceptions of what is fallow and the freedom implicit in letting go, according to curator Dr. Anat Chen, director of Emunah College’s art program. This Hebrew year, 5775, marks the observance of the ancient agricultural sabbatical in the Land of Israel. The College chose an artistic take on the cyclical event, in contrast to the more commonly heard debates on the loopholes of Jewish law or calls for environmentalism and social justice.
Background on the Shmita (sabbatical year in Israel) is here.