Aharon Israel Genish
“LO TISHTOK” YOU WILL NOT BE SILENCED
Born 8th March 1989 Israeli
One of the prominent phenomena in the ultra-Orthodox sector is life in the shadow of silencing. Children and teenagers are being sexually abused and raped every day, and their voices will not be heard. As a child who grew up in an ultra-Orthodox family Aharon was educated in Torah studies. It was the high-grade rabbi who decided to cherish him and make him his Chavruta (learning companion) every evening. One of those evenings, during the learning, Aharon felt deep suffocation. The rest you can assume. His collection reflects the emotional process he has been through from the eyes of a child through the emotional jolt, the revenge and acceptance. His work is a symbol of his daily shouting to fulfil the eleventh commandment: You shall not be silenced.