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Irvin Ungar, a former pulpit rabbi and antiquarian bookseller, has devoted the past quarter-century to scholarship on Arthur Szyk. He has curated and consulted for numerous Szyk exhibitions, including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Deutsches Historisches Museum (Berlin), the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Library of Congress, and the New-York Historical Society. Ungar is the author of "Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award), co-producer of the documentary film, “Soldier in Art: Arthur Szyk,” and the creator and publisher of the luxury limited edition of The Szyk Haggadah. He has also served as the curator of The Arthur Szyk Society in Burlingame, California.

ARTICLES BY: Irvin Ungar

June 20, 2022 3:46 pm

Arthur Szyk: An Illustrator of Moral Clarity and An Artist for Our Time

As the United States celebrates Juneteenth, commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans, there is no better occasion to consider the life and work of...

April 15, 2022 11:06 am

Arthur Szyk’s Haggadah and the Jews of Lviv

This Passover, we are sickened by the degradation, oppression, and murder of Ukrainian civilians at the hand of a hardened, modern pharaoh, as we witness...


Ukraine Accuses Russia of Using Power Plant as ‘Nuclear Shield...

Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), has urged both sides to exercise restraint, warning of the...


Israeli Patent Applications Rose by 18.5 Percent in 2021 - Data from the Israel Patent Office shows an increase of 18.5 percent in patent applications in 2021, the agency said on Tuesday. The Patent Office, a division of the...

Middle East

Hamas Issues, Rescinds Sweeping Regulations on Journalists in Gaza - Hamas issued and then withdrew sweeping restrictions on foreign journalists working in the Gaza Strip in the aftermath of this week’s conflict between Israel and Palestinian Islamic Jihad,...

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