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).


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 serve as its geographic and emotional expansions. This kind of amalgamation narrows the distances between the self and the other to a point where remote […]

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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 warm-licking sun / healing all there is…


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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