LOOK, LOOK AGAIN
Here are the interpretive questions posed with each poster in the hallways at Van Sickle Middle School, Springfield MA:
Quote: "The heroic hours of life do not announce their presence by drum and trumpet." -Benjamin Cardozo (Poster design by Milton Glaser)
Question: WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A HERO?
Quote: "From every human being there rises a light." -Baal Shem Tov (Poster design by Tom Geismar)
Question: IS LIGHT A METAPHOR FOR SOMETHING?
Quote: "A community is too heavy to carry alone." -Deuteronomy Rabbah (Poster design by Ivan Chermayeff)
Question: HOW DO YOU BUILD A COMMUNITY?
Quote: "Most of the things worth doing in the world were declared impossible before they were done." -Louis Brandeis (Poster design by R.O. Blechman)
Question: ARE YOU WILLING TO TAKE A RISK TO MAKE SOMETHING NEW?
Quote: "Man's life depends on the trees of the field." -Deuteronomy (Poster design by George Tscherny)
Question: HOW ARE WE BOUND TO NATURE?
Quote: "Once I had tasted the fruit of the tree of knowledge, there was no going back." -Blu Greenberg (Poster design by Henry Steiner)
Question: DOES KNOWLEDGE CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
Quote: "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I? If not now, when?" -Rabbi Hillel (Poster design by Daniel Schwartz)
Question: WOULD YOU STAND UP FOR INJUSTICE?
Quote: "Silence remains, inescapably, a form of speech." -Susan Sontag (Poster design by Arnold Schwartzman)
Question: HOW IS WHAT YOU DON'T SAY AS IMPORTANT AS WHAT YOU DO?
Quote: "If you believe breaking is possible, believe fixing is possible." -Rabbi Nachman of Breslau (Poster design by Art Paul)
Question: IF YOU FIX SOMETHING IS IT STRONGER?
Quote: "Love is stronger than death" -Song of Songs (Poster design by Dan Reisinger)
Question: DOES LOVE CONQUER ALL, AND IF SO, HOW?
Quote: "When I marched in Selma, I felt my legs were praying." -Rabbi Joshua Abraham Heschel (Poster design by Paula Scher)
Question: HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT IS THE RIGHT TIME TO STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN?
Quote: "A miracle cannot prove what is impossible. It only confirms what is possible." -Maimonides (Poster design by Seymour Chwast)
Question: CAN YOU MAKE AN IMPOSSIBLE MIRACLE POSSIBLE?
Quote: "All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber (Poster design by Yarom Vardimon)
Question: HOW WOULD YOU MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE?
Quote: "I found a fruitful world, because my ancestors planted it for me. Likewise I am planting for my children." -Talmud, Ta'anit (Poster design by Mervyn Kurlansky)
Question: CAN YOU PLANT SOMETHING TO MAKE THE WORLD THRIVE?
Quote: "A human being is like a letter of the alphabet: to produce a word, it must combine with another." -Benjamin Mandelstamm (Poster design by Carin Goldberg)
Question: WHAT CAN COMBINATIONS OF WORDS DO?
Quote: "There is nothing more whole than a broken heart." -Rabbi Menachem Mendel of Kotsk (Poster design by Michael Peters)
Question: WHAT MAKES A BROKEN HEART STRONG?
Quote: "Who is wise? One who learns from all people. Who is honored? One who honors everyone." -Ben-Zoma (Poster design by Alan Peckolick)
Question: WHAT CHARACTERISTIC DOES SOMEONE LIKE THIS DISPLAY?
Quote: "It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world, but you are not free to desist from it either." -Rabbi Tarfon (Poster design by Bob Gill)
Question: HOW WILL YOU REPAIR THE WORLD?