Deborah Rises in Judgement, 2012. Oil on canvas, 30×40 in.
Kylie Lefkowitz as Deborah
Then: Deborah was a prophetess and judge, an important leadership position prior to the Israelite monarchy. She was known for conducting her business beneath a palm tree. Along with Yael, she is recognized for being a strong, independent woman who was crucial in the Jewish victory against the Canaanite army under the command of Sisera.
Now: Kylie Lefkowitz is a modern Jew and her sense of religious identity stems from a free Birthright trip to Israel. The candy striped background is reflective of her energetic and creative energy, complimenting her colorful dreadlocks.
Broadway the Divide, Mixed Media, 19×13 in. 2009 Broadway in Brooklyn in the dividing line between the Hipster and Hassidic sides of Williamsburg. I am standing in the middle, an artist and religious Jew.
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