Out of the Whirlwind: Hugh Mesibov’s Book of Job

Out of the Whirlwind: Hugh Mesibov’s Book of Job

In 1969, Temple Beth El in Spring Valley commissioned a huge mural illustrating the Biblical account of the suffering and redemption of Job. The Rabbi at the time, Rabbi Frishman, felt that it was important Mesibov use figurative rather than more contemporary forms such as abstract or expressionist art to tell this story. Funding was provided by congregants Jeanne and Warren Levin. The mural was completed in 1972.

Temple Beth El merged with Temple Beth Torah of Upper Nyack in 2016. Temple Beth El was slated to be demolished, and the congregation reached out to YU Museum to provide a home for its mural.

Exhibit Closed

This exhibit closed on
Sunday, March 12, 2017

On Display

The Art of Exile: Paintings by German-Jewish Refugees presented by the Leo Baeck Institute
When The Golden Door Closed, They Carried The Torch presented by American Jewish Historical Society and Center for Jewish History
The Door Slams Shut: Jews and Immigration in the Face of American Reaction presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
Hey, Wow! The Art of Oded Halahmy presented by the Yeshiva University Museum
Russ & Daughters: An Appetizing Story presented by the American Jewish Historical Society
Rise of the Yiddish Machines: The Typewriter and Yiddish Literature presented by the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research