Claudia Moscovici


America First during WWII

If any country could have helped save a significant proportion of the European Jews from the Holocaust it’s the United States. Reliable news about concentration and death camps started trickling [...]

On the brink of autocracy: Classes turning into masses in America

The intriguing and, to many, disconcerting fact that Donald Trump retains his popular base no matter what he does, how many Americans die from Covid-19 or how bad the economy gets has motivated [...]

The Portrait Photography of Bill Gekas

A self-taught artist of Greek origin born and raised in Melbourne Australia, photographer Bill Gekas is well-known around the world for his distinctive, Alice in Wonderland style that has won him [...]

The Classic Style of Patrick Demarchelier

Leonardo Da Vinci is quoted as saying that “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” I think that this true statement definitely applies to the photography of Patrick Demarchelier. [...]

Rodin’s muses: Marie-Rose Beuret and Camille Claudel

It would not be an exaggeration to state that Rodin’s artistic career was shaped by women. They were his source of inspiration, his assistants, his models, his sexual and romantic partners, his [...]

Fighting for women’s (and human) rights: Brenda Feigen’s „Not one of the boys”

If young women today harbor any doubts about whether or not the feminist movements in the sixties, seventies and eighties were necessary, I would urge them to read Brenda Feigen’s autobiography, [...]

Governor please open movie theaters (with the mask mandate and social distancing)

Like many other people, I really miss the social experience of going to the movie theater with family and friends. Watching movies at home is not the same experience. There’s something to be said [...]

Young Zionists Unite: Bryan Leib’s new pro-Israel “Tribe”, HaShevet

The Jews, though perhaps a “tribe” (HaShevet), have always had significant internal differences. A people found in practically every nation around the world, the ethnic, racial, social, religious [...]

Anti-Semitism in contemporary Hungary

Anti-Semitism has a long history in Hungary, nearly as long as the history of the Jews living in the country. In fact, Hitler was not the first to prescribe armband to mark, isolate and shame the [...]

The changing art of portraiture

E.H. Gombrich declared in his monumental history of art, The Story of Art,  that “There really is no such thing as Art. There are only artists”(15). By this he meant that art has no timeless [...]