Ex-Haredi Artists Grapple With Their Pasts

Ex-Haredi Artists Grapple With Their Pasts

By Shulem Deen, April 27, 2011 – The Jewish Daily Forward

A photo of a woman wrapped in phylacteries might not seem very bold after Leonard Nimoy’s “Shekhina” project. But to many of the artists at the opening of a new art exhibit called “All in the Eye,” a photograph of a woman adorned with tallit and tefillin, eye to the camera with a slight smile, represents the height of sacrilege.

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