JM26. From Justin Bieber to Pope Francis. Who marked 2013? Enjoy the list of events, people and ideas of the Jewish Museum in New York.
As 2013 comes to a close, we wanted to share The Jewish Museum’s first annual JM26, a thought-provoking and entertaining list of 26 events, people, and ideas that have made a mark this year. From an activist bar mitzvah boy arguing for marriage equality to limited edition Katz’s Deli sneakers and President Obama visiting Israel, JM26 items range from pop culture trends to geopolitical events and from whimsical to provocative – providing a diverse global look at 21st century Jewish experience. Selections from the JM26 include:
Happy Thanksgivukkah…Gobble Tov! – The miraculous convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah had everything: latkes with cranberries, pilgrims with payot, and a furious debate about the lunar calendar.
Bieber Hoped Anne Frank Would Have Been a Belieber – Justin Bieber sparked controversy during a visit to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.
Jewish Superheroes Unite! – From speculation that Doctor Who was Jewish to “10 Reasons Superman is Really Jewish,” and the casting of Jewish-Israeli actress Gal Gadot to play Wonder Woman in a new movie.
Mark Rothko Museum Opens – A museum dedicated to artist Mark Rothko opened in his hometown of Daugavpils, Latvia, a century after he and his family fled to the United States under the threat of growing anti-Semitism.
New Pope – Art lover, Chagall fan, and Person of the Year.
$1 Billion Nazi Art Horde Revealed – The art world was stunned when German tax authorities revealed they had discovered 1,400 major works of art hidden in a Munich apartment.
JewGlass: Tech Meets Tradition – “Jewish Guide for Glass” is the first Jewish app designed for Google Glass and one of a new breed of high tech aids to religious observance.
Released on December 26, the JM26 references 26 ceremonial objects with which The Jewish Museum was founded in 1904. The number 26 also has significance in Kabbalah.
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