Art & Music
The artist’s genius lies in the ability to bypass the externals and perceive the essence. This too is the goal of a mitzvah.
Music might be the closest physical representation of the spiritual. And, as they say, art is the biggest lie relating the greatest truth. From pop to classical to a simple lullaby hummed by a mother, music is the universal language of heart. From post-modern to pre-Renaissance to surrealism, art frames life in a whole new light. Are these things G-dly, holy, or profane? Isn’t there some commandment against images? And what about music – is music spiritually sound?