Larger Than Life: Jonah and the Fish | Maftir Yonah by Mordechai Beck and David Moss

On View:
Aug 27, 2015 - Dec 18, 2015
The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
2121 Allston Way | Berkeley , CA
The Magnes
Gallery Hours:
Every week, Tuesday-Friday, 11am-4pm, during the UC Berkeley Fall and Spring Semesters.

The Book of Jonah is the only prophetic book of the Hebrew Bible read in its entirety in the synagogue. Recited during the Afternoon Service on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jonah’s story addresses the relationship between man and God, destiny and free will, prayer and salvation.

Print Portfolio: [2007.7.1.10] Maftir Yonah Portfolio by Mordechai Beck, Bet Alpha Editions, Jerusalem Print Workshop, 1992

Maftir Yonah (1992), an artist book by Mordechai Beck and David Moss, reinterprets this narrative with etchings, aquatints, a wooden box, a fish net, and a representation of the giant fish that is equally comforting and uncanny.

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