The Art of Growth

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5 Responses

  1. Ariel says:

    Why is a good forgery any worse than the original painting?

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  2. sarah shapiro says:

    How beautiful! Hurrah for Rabbi Shafran!

  3. Barry Dolinger says:

    Personally, this is something I know I have struggled with; many of my friends have as well. Thank you Rabbi Shafran for an honest and well-worded essay about an important topic that I feel is often ignored/swept under the rug for the more comfortable yet false assumption that as long as actions and dress are in line, everything inside must be completely fine.

  4. Nathan Elberg says:

    I believe it was the cartoonist Walt Kelly who said that it’s okay to try to be someone we aren’t because we can never fully be who we are.

  5. lawrence kaplan says:

    Rabbi Shafran: Instead of using art as a mashal for personal authenticity, why not focus on the mashal itself? Why don’t you use the occasion to vist MOMA or the Met or the Frick and take a look at the great paintings there?

    “The world is charged with the grandeur of God,
    It will flame out like shining from shook foil.”
    Gerard Manly Hopkins

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