An Islamic seminary in the Galilee city of Nazareth has become the first in the world to teach its students how to paint a fake “Kashmur” face using a technique developed by the school’s master.
The “KASHMIR” face is a controversial face that was used in Muslim countries, including Kashmir, during the past century, and has been seen by many as an anti-Semitic symbol.
The face has been widely perceived as a racist caricature that portrays Muslims as violent, backward and infidel.
However, the technique developed in Nazareth is being taught in a way that makes it a more inclusive teaching tool, and in doing so, is also helping the students become more aware of their place in society, Nazareth’s principal Rabbi Shaul Ben-Yahud told AFP news agency on Thursday.
The students are learning how, according to the principal, they can paint their face and eyebrows using a brush, mask and a spray paint can.
“It is an opportunity to help students understand the history and cultural roots of the face, as well as how it can be used to express feelings and opinions,” Ben-Zvi wrote on Facebook.
“I hope this will lead them to be more aware and aware of the values that exist in the Jewish community and the Jewish way of life,” he said.
The school in Nazarah has a total of six students and the majority of them are from the nearby village of Rabini.
“The first year, they had their face painted by a painter, but after that, it was a student’s job to do it,” the principal said.
“This is an educational tool that will help them to learn how to make the face.”
The Nazareth School of Architecture, Design and Architecture is an institution of learning, founded in 2002 by Rabbi Yitzhak Ben-Tal, the father of the school.
Ben-Tal told AFP in 2016 that he had always wanted to build an institution for educating the next generation of Jewish architects, designers and artists.
He said in a statement: “I’m not the only one, but the most influential one of them, to make that dream a reality.
I hope this is an example for all generations.”
According to Ben-Tevet, the school has already been using the technique for several years, and it is hoped that the students will continue to use it in the future.
“We have had some success, because the students are interested in the process, and I am happy that they want to learn,” he told AFP.
“This is the first time that we are teaching this technique, and we hope it will help the students and give them confidence,” he added.