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As a child Rabbi Yitzchok Moully's upbringing was off the beaten path.Raised by former hippies, Moully was exposed to far more color than one would expect in the rigorously orthodox Chassidic community. Moully's formal education in day schools in Australia and later at the Rabbinical College of America did not include formal art classes but his inner passion yearned for expression.After dabbling in various forms of art Moully found an expression for his creativity in the silkscreen process. Moully's art contrasts strong Judaic and Chassidic images with vibrant bold colors to create a startling combination which he describes as "Chassidic Pop Art". Moully's art reveals that the essence of Chassidic thought is far from black and white. Under the black hat there is a wealth of vibrant colorful energy waiting to be released. Moully is the Youth Rabbi at the Chabad Jewish Center in Basking Ridge NJ, where he resides together with his wife Batsheva and four children, a Rabbi by day and an artist by night - when he gets the chance.

ARTICLES BY: Yitzchok Moully

December 27, 2013 4:40 pm

Mystical 3-D Jewish Art: An Interview With Dov Lederberg (INTERVIEW)

Dov Lederberg has been ahead of his time by roughly 30 years or so, as far as Chassidic artists go. Dov, together with his late...

July 31, 2012 3:02 pm

Un-Orthodox Orthodox Art

Jacqueline Nicholls is a fine artist in her words "...who...

July 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Painting to the Sound of the Music (VIDEO)

David Asher Brook is a 31 year old artist, living in Sydney Australia with his wife and three children. Growing up, Judaism was a...

February 8, 2012 3:04 pm

Pop Art Rabbi on Oprah’s Next Chapter

As a departure from what I usually do on this blog I would like to share some personal art news. The show that I curated in Brooklyn...

January 29, 2012 4:31 pm

Jewish Art: From Venice with Soul

This past summer I had the pleasure of meeting David Ariel De Guglielmi in his charming gallery in the Jewish ghetto in Venice, Italy. Batsheva...

January 8, 2012 4:08 pm

Art Inspired by the Shtettle

What drives an artist to adopt a particular style, theme or pallet? Growing up in post war Europe to survivor parents of the Holocaust...

April 3, 2011 8:15 pm

Bringing Letters to Life

Truth be told, I knew this would happen at some point - interviewing a non-Jewish artist who makes Jewish art, but I didn't think it...

March 6, 2011 1:34 pm

Chossid + Fender

There is old school Jewish art; we all know what that looks like - an old man bent over fixing a shoe, or a dark...

February 20, 2011 1:04 pm

What is Jewish art?

This is a question any self respecting Jewish artist - and others- ask from time to time. In a time where art is going in many different directions, what is defined as Jewish art? What are the parameters that define Jewish art? What guidelines...

January 21, 2011 2:09 pm


It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s ‘Superman’ … at the Kotel - American actor Dean Cain, known for his role as “Superman” in the hit 1990s’...


Jewish Groups Weigh-in on Pompeo for Secretary of State - Many major American Jewish organizations are pleased by the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo to succeed Rex Tillerson...

Training for War in Gaza as Hamas Lurks in Tunnels and Towers - Since Hamas came to power in the Gaza Strip more than a decade ago, it has built, trained and...

Israeli Attractions: Givat Sher, the Judean Lowhills - In the town of Modi’in, which is situated between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, lies Givat Sher (“The hill of...


European Powers Propose New Iran Sanctions to Meet Trump Ultimatum

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria's war, according to a confidential document, in a bid to persuade Washington...


Israel Ranks 11th in UN ‘World Happiness Report’ - Israel just missed out on a place in the top 10 happiest countries in the world, placing 11th in the latest world happiness index. “The World Happiness Report 2018,” compiled by the United Nations Sustainable...

Middle East

Abbas Meets With Released Prisoner Who Was Accomplice in Murder of Israeli - In the presidential office in Ramallah on March 14, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas met with Rajaei Haddad, a terrorist from eastern Jerusalem released from prison after serving a...