Blurring Boundaries Between Jewish Denominations

Excerpt from the Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity Exhibition Catalog, by curator Ben Schacter. Maya Escobar is a Latina Jew who relishes her ability to blur the boundaries not only between cultures but Jewish denominations. Her Shomer Negiah Panites is an extreme example. The expression shomer negiah refers to the law that limits…

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Jewish Women on DovBear

Last night @DovBear sent me this tweet: @Mayaescobar posted your jewish women clip w\o realizing it was parody. A little too well done. 😉 I visited his blog and found a post on Jewish Women called Too much kool-aid. The comments generated by this post are really interesting and address the video from a multitude…

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Just For Jewish Girls

excerpt from article in The Jewish Chronicle by Justin Jacobs Walk into the Saint Vincent College art gallery in Latrobe and the first thing you’ll see is a wall covered in brightly colored women’s panties. Not the most common item on display at this small, staunchly Catholic institution, but peek a little closer — each…

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behind the scenes acciones plásticas purikura

Here are some behind the scenes images from the many Acciones Plásticas プリクラ photo shoots. The Latina Hipster The Homegirl The Homegirl putting on fake nails (lovin’ the shabbos candlesticks and theory books in the background) The Avodah Girl The 612er ——————————————————— Check out this inspiring write-up on Acciones Plásticas プリクラ on Truth and Healing…

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Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity

I met Ben Schachter at the 2009 Conney Conference on Jewish Art: Performing Histories, Inscribing Jewishness, where coincidentally, we both presented Eruv themed works. In addition to making humorous Jewish themed conceptual art, Ben is a curator and is the man behind Tzit Tzit: Fiber Art and Jewish Identity. I have a few pieces from…

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Papi’s fotos de Janukah

My papi, Gonzalo Escobar, took some amazing photos this Channukah. His shots really put my cellphone pics to shame.  Click here to see more.

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rio prayed for la virgen de guadalupe and instead got…

If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am quite the fan of awful horrible animated gifs.  As I continue to work with seeNoga and Rio Yañez on the Jewish characters from Acciones Plásticas プリクラ: The Jewess Blogging Queen, The Avodah Girl and The 612er; I thought I would share this terrible image created early on…

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CHAP OPENING 12/6

Show opens 12/6.  If you haven’t seen it, check out guest post I did on MyJewishLearing.com about my father’s and my piece in the show.

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Becoming Mainstream?

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