Sunday, April 29, 2018

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory & Ernest Disney-Britton
The “Berlin wears a kippa” protest poster for Wednesday evening in front of the Jewish community center in the German capital.
The kippa or yarmulke is the small brimless cap that is worn by observant Jews around the world. It is one of the most conspicuous symbols of Jewishness. This week in Germany, thousands of Berliners of all faiths joined their Jewish brothers in a “Berlin wears a kippa” protest. It came one week after a young Jewish man was violently assaulted while wearing his skullcap. Traditionally, Jewish artists use black fabric when creating a kippa, but there does not appear to be a limit to the variety of colors or patterns used. After 70 years, we are still fighting the legacy of the Holocaust, and that is why the kippa is our art of the week.
A man wears a kippa during a demonstration in front of a Jewish synagogue, to denounce an anti-Semitic attack on a young man wearing a kippa in the capital earlier this month, in Berlin, Germany, April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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