Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings)
SARA  KLAR Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings)
ON THE SPECTRUM WHITE COLORED BLACK ( TALMUD DREDS AND TEFILIN BINDINGS) 2015- 2016

I took this painting outside to a wall on my street corner to see if my neighbors would relate. This is Richard. For 6 months we would politely nod hello to each other. With the painting to talk about, we became friends.

SARA  KLAR Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings) Talmud pages, Tefilin Bindings, Human Hair,  acrylic, mixed media on canvas
ON THE SPECTRUM, WHITE COLORED BLACK, (TALMUD DREDS AND TEFILIN BINDINGS)
2015 - 2016
Talmud pages, Tefilin Bindings, Human Hair, acrylic, mixed media on canvas
5 feet high by 7 feet wide by 6 inches deep
SARA  KLAR Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings) Talmud pages, Tefilin Bindings, acrylic, mixed media on canvas
JE SUIS JUIVE, I AM YOU (TALMUD DREDS AND TEFILIN BINDINGS)
2014-2015
Talmud pages, Tefilin Bindings, acrylic, mixed media on canvas
5 feet high by 7 feet wide by 6 inches deep

Here in my neighborhood, Bed-Stuy, I span cultures, races, generations and ethnicities.

I did not know in 2014 when I moved here, that my Father, Fundamentalist Orthodox Jewish, grew up right around the corner from where I Iive now. Bed-Stuy then teemed with Jewish life.

Today my neighborhood is urban-black, I, a white woman am an outsider, yet not. Around me are smiling faces and welcoming eyes. Men with wonderful dredlocks pass by, a few blocks further, pious Hasidim who share my roots but nothing further, wear "peyos" behind their ears- long side curls.

Hair as community identifiers.

My Talmud Dreds.

Cut up from pages of the Talmud, the book of Jewish law that governs all aspects of life, folded and curled, the hebraic pages now Talmud Dreds, bridge cultures.

For this painting with my Talmud Dreds I claim my right to be a Jew in accordance with my own belief systems, counter to the Rabbinical all male voices of the Talmud,.

SARA  KLAR Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings) Digital Print
THE ROLE OF ART IS TO REVIEW REVERENCE
2015
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JE SUIS JUIVE, I AM YOU, ..... CUT, CURLED TALMUD BAVLI TALMUD DREDS1
2015
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JE SUIS JUIVE, I AM YOU, CUT CURLED TALMUD BAVLI TALMUD DREDS
2015
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SARA  KLAR Je Suis Juive I Am You (Talmud Dreds and Tefilin Bindings)
WHAT IS TEFILIN?

Every adult male from 13 onwards is required to bind his arm and hand with Tefilin as a part of morning prayers.

Deuteronomy 6:8 "You shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they should be for a reminder between your eyes."

Tefillin consists of two small leather boxes attached to leather straps. The two boxes each contain four sections of the Torah inscribed on parchment. These passages cite:

The Shema (Deut. 6:4-9) - pronouncing the Unity of The One G‑d.
Vehayah (Deut. 11:13-21) - expressing G‑d's assurance to us of reward that will follow our observance of the Torah's precepts, and warning of retribution for disobedience to them.
Kadesh (Ex. 13:1-10) - the duty of the Jewish people to always remember the redemption from Egyptian bondage.
Vehayah (Ex. 13:11-16) - the obligation of every Jew to inform his children on these matters.

(From the Chabad website).
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TEFILIN SHIN 1 - Imagine No Bindings Imagine No Pain
2015
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TEFILIN SHIN 2 - Imagine No Bindings Imagine No Pain
2015
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TEFILIN SHIN 3 - Imagine No Bindings Imagine No Pain
2016
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TALMUD ROLLED 3
2015
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TALMUD ROLLED 4
2015
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TALMUD ROLLED 5
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