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Writers Archives: Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper

Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper > was born in Munich and spent her childhood and youth in Berlin, Frankfurt/M and Brussels before emigrating to Israel. She is curator in the Department of Jewish Ethnography in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Her exhibition-catalogues include Les Juifs d’Alsace (Jerusalem 1991) and The Yemenites: Two Thousand Years of Jewish Culture (Jerusalem 2000; Paris 2004).

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A living environment is a defined terrain where actual and imaginative perceptions are mutually experienced. The current flow of global information intensifies the simultaneous sense of personal space, and images

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Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper | Three Days later…

I felt like walking with you in the woods / no daffodils but many trees / not really black, or green – no fairy-tale – / but sweet air and

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Ester Muchawsky-Schnapper | At the End of the Sabbath (or: Me and Them)

The hazy air surrounds us all, / with dust which cannot dirty them. / Dry heat and desert-wind envelop / the Holy Day / without a moment touching them…

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