This is how you can tell who is the Jewish educator’s kid… Dump a crate of blocks on the playroom rug and see what the children come up with.
This Star of David tower was built by my 7-year-old son, Ari. He likes to take pictures of his creations because he hates to put the blocks back in the box and “ruin” his artistic vision. Perhaps the Louvre will call when they set up a religious symbol exhibit.
Or, maybe Ari will eventually pursue Jewish themes with his LEGOs, in the same spirit as this guy who is recreating the Bible in plastic bricks.
These images are from the wickedly clever web site, The Brick Testament:
Artist Brendan Powell Smith, who is not Jewish, also builds scenes from the Christian Bible. Most fascinating to me are the warning labels he slaps on the books of the Bible like the motion picture ratings. There’s N for nudity, V for violence, S for sexual content and C for cursing.
You don’t realize how child unfriendly the Bible actually is until Smith smacks you over the head with it. After all, there is always someone “smiting” someone or sleeping around in those stories.
Although I classify myself as a non-violent person, I love the word “smite” for some reason.
Anyone have any Jewish or Bible-themed block creations in their playroom? Any thoughts on the LEGO version of the Bible — even though the toy company obviously has nothing to do with it?