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“Connections” by Alisa Poplavskaya

 

“Connections”, 70×85 cm, Acrylic on Canvas, 2012, painting by Alisa Poplavskaya

The fingers and hair of different colors represent people from different cultural and religious backgrounds.

This artwork was created to bring up the importance of Unity among people and our connection with God.

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Geltfiend Chanukah Sweaters! do you like what you see?

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ANDY WARHOL 10 Portraits of Jews of the 20th Century! To honor Warhol on his birthday today, August 6th!

Ten Portraits of Jews of the Twentieth Century:

Warhol became fascinated with a group of influential Jewish figures – a pantheon of great thinkers, politicians, performers, musicians and writers including French actress Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1923); the first Jewish judge of the United States Supreme Court, Louis Brandeis (1856-1941); renowned philosopher and educator Martin Buber (1878-1965); the theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein (1897-1955), widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the twentieth century; the hugely influential founder of the psychoanalytic school of psychology, Sigmund Freud (1856-1939); vaudeville, stage and film comedians, the Marx Brothers: Chico (1887-1961), Groucho (1890-1977), and Harpo (1888-1964); Israelís fourth Prime Minister and one of the founders of the State of Israel, Golda Meir (1898-1978); distinguished American composer George Gershwin (1898-1937); the eminent novelist, Franz Kafka (1883-1924); and avant-garde American writer, poet and playwright Gertrude Stein (1874-1946). The collective achievements of this group changed the course of the twentieth century and may be said to have influenced every aspect of human experience.

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Noch nicht gesehen? Dann ab ins Kino Oma & Bella gucken

ZDF – FILMTIPP OMA & BELLA

 

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JEWDYSSEE – 5773! Das Album ab JETZT erhältlich.

VÖ: Datum: 13.07.12

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JEWDYSSEE feiert The Yiddish Way of Life im 21. Jahrhundert!

Jewdyssee ist eine Band, aber gewiss keine gewöhnliche. Denn sie macht nicht nur Musik, sie verfrachtet den Zuhörer auf eine Abenteuerreise durch Raum und Zeit – durch Vergangenheit und Zukunft, durch Tradition und Modernität, durch Israel und Deutschland. Am 13. Juli 2012 erscheint ihr erstes Album „5773“.

Leadsängerin der Band ist Maya Saban, die sich mit 2 deutschsprachigen Alben und dem zusammen mit Cosmo Klein dargebotenen Hit “Das alles ändert nichts daran” in der deutschen Musikszene bereits einen Namen machte. Als Deutsch/Israelin will sie nun ihre doppelte Nationalität musikalisch ausleben und traute sich an das außergewöhnliche Projekt „Jewdyssee“ heran. Beeinflußt von M.I.A., Daft Punk und ihren jüdischen Seelenverwandten The Barry Sisters und unter dem Motto „back to the roots“ mündete die harte Arbeit in einem ersten vielversprechenden Album.

Jüdischen Traditionals, Kinderliedern und Liedern aus der jüdischen Welt wird in „5773“ ein neuer Anstrich verpasst. Es können sich aber nicht nur Anhänger der jüdisch/jiddischen Kultur auf das Album freuen. Dem Zeitgeist entsprechend, frischen die Pop-Klänge und Elektro-Beats den traditionellen Sound auf, sodass die Tracks auch beim Feiern die Club-Jugend in Tanzstimmung versetzen. Aber auch der Swing-Begeisterte findet hier seinen Geschmack wieder: Swing-Beat, Trompeten- und den Klarinetten-Sounds geben dem Ganzen einen letzten Schliff.

Orient meets Okzident, Mittlerer Osten trifft Ostblock, besonders zu betonen ist jedoch, Balalaika meets Clubsounds! Mit diesem Mix aus unterschiedlichsten Genren wie Klezmer, Swing, Club und Elektro hat Jewdyssee das Zeug dazu, eine der großen Entdeckungen 2012 zu werden!

Label:Panshot Records (Galileo Music Communication)

 

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BIG SHOUT OUT to my man Bomber!!

CHECK HIS SITE —> HERE

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MINI ROASTED TOMATO & SPINACH QUICHE:

I enjoy cereal and oatmeal for breakfast but sometimes the usual morning grub gets boring. I don’t always have time to prepare an omelet and I don’t like grabbing breakfast bars on the go. I find that the bars are never as satisfying as a home-cooked meal and always leave me hungry by 11:00 am. This recipe is great since it’s easy and can be prepared in advance. You freeze it and simply reheat it on your way out the door.

Ingredients:

4 eggs
8 egg whites
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
2 cups chopped spinach, fresh or frozen
1/2 cup low fat shredded cheese, cheddar or mozzarella
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sauté onions until golden. Add garlic and spinach and cook on low flame until heated through. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl. Add the spinach mixture to the bowl and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle in the cheese and mix together. Spray two 6 cup capacity cupcake pans with nonstick cooking spray. Pour the batter into the muffin pans. Cook for about 20 – 25 minutes or until slightly brown on top.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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{PASSOVER BROWNIES} THE ULTIMATE CHEESECAKE BROWNIE:

My mom’s got the best brownies on the block. It’s one of the reasons I don’t dread Pesach, I know there will be something delicious to nosh on. My sister Rivky has taken my holiday favorite and created something even more decadent with it. This cheesecake brownie is so amazing, you will want to make it all year round!

Ingredients for Brownie Batter:

1/2 cup of vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of potato starch
1/2 cup of cocoa (use Hershey’s cocoa for the best taste!)

Ingredients for Cheesecake Batter:
3 8oz. containers of whipped cream cheese
1 cup of sugar
4 eggs
1 8oz. container of sour cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:
Prepare the brownie batter and pour into a 9×13 pan. Then combine the cheesecake ingredients in a mixing bowl and layer on top of the brownie batter. Bake uncovered on 350′ for about an hour. When you remove the pan from the oven the cheesecake will not be completely firm but will harden outside the oven. (These are also great served as cupcakes. Bake them in cupcake pans on 350′ for 15-20 minutes.)

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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{PASSOVER SCHNITZEL} CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN:

 

It’s quick and tasty recipes like this that get me in the kitchen! This recipe is easy, yet super flavorful. If you are looking for the perfect crunchy fried chicken, then you have found it right here.

Ingredients:
6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 eggs
Potato Starch
Salt, pepper & paprika to season with

Directions:
Beat the eggs in a bowl. Put potato starch in a large shallow dish to dip the chicken in. Season the potato starch with spices. Bread the chicken in the potato starch, then dip in the egg batter and once more bread in the potato starch. Fry until crispy and golden.

~ Recipe submitted by Nina Safar

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Seven days of creation in חי or חי in seven days of creation? by Alisa Poplavskaya

The Seven Days of Creation in חי or חי in the Seven Days of Creation? 

Acrylic on Canvas, 80×80 cm, Bratislava, 2012


This painting is based on the concept of the world’s creation from the Book of Genesis and the Kabbalistic concept of  חי (life, living, alive).

The combination of these two concepts in the painting represents life, as a state of being alive, in any possible intellectual and emotional understanding. In the painting there are day and night, water above and water below, an earth with plants and fruit–bearing trees, a division between light and darkness, the planets and stars, living creatures and human beings. The romantic story and the concept of love in our understanding enter on the sixth day. From this moment on the Hebrew Bible is not following the story of the stars in detail anymore, but follows conscious life on earth and the relations between the human beings of different genders: the beginning of the romantic story and a relationship.

The question “Seven days of creation in חי or חי in seven days of creation?“ points at mysticism and realism, not judging between theoretical life (in scripture) and the kaleidoscope of the colours in our soul. Time started before humanity, but humanity is the only entity to recognize it. Based on this you find the seven days of creation inside and outside the big חי. The mystical background are the five worlds and the five levels of soul, where the חי is the “fifth element”.

Alisa Poplavskaya

 

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