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Jewish Art for the Soul

I drew this before Rosh Hashanah, inspired by a beautiful rimon (pomegranate) growing on a tree in Jerusalem, representing the vibrancy and excitement of re-connecting with G‑d in anticipation of the High Holidays.

The soldier in Israel faithfully guards and protects the Holy Land with his life, as he connects to and puts his faith in G‑d.

This prayer of peace is said every day in the Amidah. It is wrapped around the dove. Her wings are spread so she may fly around the world to spread a prayer of peace for all. In her mouth is a golden olive branch with 12 leaves to represent the 12 tribes. The background is a vibrant mosaic to represent the Jews of all backgrounds. We are all connected to one another by our shared heritage. The eye is a globe to represent the world is watching.

The letters spilling down from Heaven to mankind symbolizes the blessings from the fountain of life, the Creator.

G‑d created the world with words, “G‑d said: ‘Let there be light,’ and there was light...etc.” And He continues to recreate it constantly with those same words.

A new Torah Scroll is brought into the synagogue accompanied by music and joyous dancing. Two more Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark to join in with the celebrations.

I used bold and brilliant colors to depict the light and beauty of the Temple within and without.

Columns of shefa, light, cascade downwards from the highest realms. Enter the folds of Indanthrene blue; the white striations embody vibrations of Atzilut, highest of the four spiritual worlds. Allow yourself to bathe in the waterfall of spiritual energy. Relax your eyes and breathe as you move deeper into columns of light and darkness. Feel your ego disintegrate. Breathe and enter the flow. The liquid light completely engulfs you. Tributaries branch off for you to explore. Secrets hidden deep within the columns are waiting to be unveiled. Nourish the eternal mystery of creation. Doubt washes away. Fear washes away. Breathe. Enliven yourself with creativity and mystical fortitude. Absorb the streams of holy energy cascading around you. Your spirit becomes one with the liquid light, with the perpetual waterfall of blessings.

May we all step into the spiritual flow and access the highest, light. May we see beyond the limited framework of this realm and access the blessings which continually stream down upon us, concealed and interwoven within our reality. May we delve into the mystery of the flow and emerge with higher consciousness.

On Simchat Torah we celebrate by dancing with the Torah.

For a seven day period you shall live in booths. Every resident among the Israelites shall live in booths, in order that your [ensuing] generations should know that I had the children of Israel live in booths when I took them out of the land of Egypt. (Leviticus 23:42-43)

The experience of dwelling in a sukkah is about moving out of the material comforts of our homes, to be exposed to nature and to live in the "shadow of faith". In this intriguing Garden of Eden Sukkah, a flowing light radiates under a starry sky in an enchanting primeval forest. The ushpizin, the festival's mystical guests who visit the sukkah each night, are depicted in the shadow of blue, reflecting how they empower us to connect to seven different dimensions of our soul each night.

Creative works exploring life and Judaism composed by a spectrum of Jewish artists.

"The primary talent of an artist is his ability to step away from the externalities of the thing and, disregarding its outer form, gaze into its innerness and perceive its essence, and to be able to convey this in his painting.This is how an artist can serve his Creator." — The Rebbe


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