Menachem Wecker

Menachem Wecker, who blogs on faith and art for the Houston Chronicle at, welcomes comments at He lives in Washington, D.C.

Articles by Menachem Wecker

¿Qué es una hamsa?

A pesar de que pueda derivar de la cultura islámica o pagana, la hamsa hoy en día se ha convertido en un símbolo judío e israelí.

Why Crucify Haman?

Artistic representations of the Purim villain shed light on medieval Jewish and Christian interpretations of the holiday.

Joseph & the Technicolor Dreamcoat

A new look at a very old fashion statement.

Camille Pissarro

Rebbe of the Impressionists.

Simeon Solomon

The biblical paintings of the formerly obscure painter are undergoing a revival.

Siona Benjamin

An artist who paints from the East.

What Is A Hamsa?

Although it may derive from Islamic or pagan culture, the hamsa today has become a Jewish and Israeli symbol.

American Jewish Theater

A history of Jewish theater in America.

Mordecai Ardon

Symbols without significance.

Louise Nevelson

Scavenger Par Excellence, Wandering Jewess.