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Hyman Bloom's 'Rabbi with Torah'
Artist Hyman Bloom, now 93 and living in Nashua, pursued a hybrid of abstraction and realism. (The Boston Globe) The Boston Globe
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A spiritual quest

The metaphysics of Hyman Bloom

By Greg Cook
Globe Correspondent / December 28, 2006

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Before the 7-year-old Hyman Bloom left Lithuania in 1920, he told his rabbi that he planned to become a rabbi himself in America. But settling in Boston, Bloom abandoned his family's Orthodox Jewish faith after his bar mitzvah. And as the Danforth Museum's exhibit "Hyman Bloom: A Spiritual Embrace" persuasively shows, he sought spirituality instead through theosophy, the ... (Full article: 730 words)

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