by Susan Schnur

Postmodern House Rings

The Old Is New Again

Ken Goldman, 52, is one of the most whimsical Judaica artists out there [check out]. A communitarian — he’s lived on Kibbutz Shluchot for 27 years, but is a New Jersey boy — he was first drawn to house rings because they “belonged to the community, then became personal property for a short while, then reverted to the community with additional marriages in their history.” Goldman sees his artistic responsibility as “reviving traditions and making them work in this century,” and he especially likes forms, like house rings, that have both Ashkenazi and Sephardic antecedents.

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