Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pictures in a Jerusalem exhibition

Jerusalem - Exhibition Examines Issue of Women's Head Covering in Orthodox Judaism
Jerusalem - So, what does a women's head covering look like? The immediate answer would be a hat or a scarf, but the eight artists participating in the "Glu-ya" exhibition, which opens at the Lifschitz Teachers' College in Jerusalem on Thursday, have a rather different perception of the issue.

Head covering for women is a significant topic in the modern ultra-orthodox discourse. The artists – two men and six women, share with the viewers their contemplations: Some from a critical perspective, others from an emphatic one or as a challenging foundation for artistic creation.

The possibility of examining the issue through emphatic eyes can be seen in the work of Micha Simchon, "Covered Women", which seeks to examine the subject not as an act of female oppression by men, but rather as a celebration of women's free choice in a world where freedom from religion and freedom of religion are considered equal expressions of personal choice.
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Full article and comments at the title linked above. Photo above from this website.

Original article(?) :
"In their head"
"New exhibition examines complex issue of women's head covering in Orthodox Judaism and presents both emphatic and critical views of this religious obligation"
David Sperber; Published: 04.23.09, 00:52
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