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Does Your Heart Need Healing?

My recent photography is about transforming objects and things in nature often overlooked. The Healing Heart poster came into being while looking at a medical model of a human heart.  I saw two “hidden” entities hugging in a loving gesture of self-compassion, which expresses my coping with loss in my life. Barbara Taff is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist who… Read more »

A Nana for the Nation

If my Nana won’t even rest on a hospital bed, we can’t rest on our laurels — we all must vote.

Old and New Wives’ Tales

Can you imagine a movie titled “The Artist’s Husband” about a man who abandoned his own budding career as a painter so he could cater to his wife’s needs and help her achieve fame and fortune? Or a book and a movie titled “The Husband,” about a man who goes far beyond secretly editing his… Read more »

Reflections on Sukkot During the Coronavirus

So. I don’t know about you, but I never thought we’d be here. Saying goodbye to Sukkot, the grand festival of rejoicing, the time when we celebrate harvest, honor abundance, and pray for the rains to come. And yet, we are. still. in. this. mess. Last week, I walked the eerily empty streets of Jerusalem.… Read more »

The Struggle of Finding Shelter as an Orthodox Woman

Sukkot is supposed to be the holiday of rejoicing. And yet for me, a particularly difficult time, as a single woman. Usually, it’s the week before Sukkot that I put a call out to ask the internet to help me build a sukkah or find one – and then, sometime during the actual week of… Read more »

Clamor in the Desert: A Shelter for Anyone Who Feels Forlorn

We are living in uncertain times. In Argentina, my home, the flights are almost totally suspended and the feeling of confinement and distance becomes more evident. I am an artist born in this country to Auschwitz survivors. Their story of exile and loss of their homeland, their language, their culture, marked my life and of… Read more »

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