Religion: Orthodox Mural

Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any manner of likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Though Talmudists have decided that the Second Commandment puts no ban on portraying objects, parts of the body or things, orthodox synagogs have done without art for thousands of years. On view in Chicago this week were the first strictly orthodox Jewish synagog murals in the U. S. They were...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!