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Jewish Art for the Soul

“Trust in the L-rd with all your heart and do not rely upon your understanding. Know Him in all you ways, and He will direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

When I visited Israel, I was struck by the powerful image of IDF soldiers praying together at the wall with their firearms close by. I could feel the emotion without even seeing their faces. I could only imagine what was going through their minds on a daily basis as they ponder the enormity of their responsibilities. As I hear about so much violence in the world, I think about the Israeli soldiers at the wall and hope that their prayers will be answered soon. When I look at my painting, I feel as if I'm standing with them in prayer.

"And rebuild Jerusalem the holy city speedily in our days."

The person in the painting is leaving the darkness and entering the light. The light emanates from the menorah, which is a painting of an authentic, ancient lamp found in excavations in Israel.

The painting symbolizes the search for meaning. Inside the ancient Jewish symbols we can find spiritual meaning for our current lives.

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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