Joel Silverstein of Mahwah loves reading midrash, particularly as it was compiled in Louis Ginzberg’s massive “Legends of the Jews,” which was published in 1909 and still remains both in print and firmly lodged in many readers’ subconsciousnesses. Mr. Silverstein is a painter and a member of the Jewish Art Salon; he is exhibiting a massive installation at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition’s “Fall In/Fall Out” show.

The Ginzberg Variations