Ashira Greenbaum and Andy Katz are partners in love and in art. Founders of Jewel and Lotus, a business aimed at supporting artisans, nonprofits, and social causes, the couple has launched a pop-up exhibit of crafts, jewelry and "healing cloths" produced by women in Peru's Amazon rain forest. The exhibit, which runs until September 3, is taking place at the Mark Miller Gallery on Orchard Street in Manhattan. A "pop-up" gallery, it features frequently rotating "pop-up" exhibits of art, photography, and crafts designed to "showcase emerging and established artists" according to its website.
Welcome to Revisiting Prisoners of War! Each week, I will watch and review an episode of Gideon Raff's Israeli television drama Prisoners of War, inspiration for Showtime's hit series, Homeland. Prisoners of War follows three Israeli POWs' struggle to rejoin society after being held captive for seventeen years.
In the midst of this heartbreaking war, I want to take a moment to actually breathe and discuss my feelings about the enemy we all face as Jewish people: Woody Allen-esque levels of neurosis and guilt.