Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A few words about not eating

“The Yom Kippur Table” from The Jewish Home Beautiful (Women’s Leaugue of the United Synagogue, 1941)


A mnemonic for Jewish fast days—there are six fixed fast days in the Jewish calendar. They are

Black and White (9 Av and Yonkiper)

Long and Short (17 Tamez and 10 Teyves)

Him and Her (Gedalye and Esther)

The Jewish Home Beautiful was an exhibit of eight tables laid for Jewish Holidays. The Yom Kippur Table, in a bit of unintended high modernism, has nothing on it. This installation suddenly reminds me of The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago.

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