Joel Moskowitz

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Arabic and Hebrew, Semitic languages: our history is interwoven. Nowadays, as the differences and conflicts between Jews and Muslims are emphasized and taken for granted, I hope for a better understanding between us. I am inspired by the efforts of some people to find a common ground,  to make something beautiful together, for example, Daniel Barenboim’s Divan Orchestra, a Seville-based group of young Arab and Israeli musicians.  I paint one Hebrew letter with its corresponding Arabic letter, in peaceful coexistence on the page, envisioning a future when Arab and Jew will  live peacefully side by side.
— Joel Moskowitz