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Jewish Art for the Soul

7:30 a.m.

7:30 a.m.

By Yaakov Bressler

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Ink on Paper
Ink on Paper

Artist’s Statement: In life, there are things that bother us. Takes messes, for example; we don’t like them.

But a mess is a discomforting image only because of the message it sends: “Clean me.” If you never had to clean your messes, you would probably appreciate all the things those messes say about you.

7:30 a.m. is a portrait of the messes that accompany us on a typical morning. A lot of what’s in this image doesn’t appear extraordinary because we don’t typically think about the messages in our messes; we’re too busy focusing on the clean-up they demand.

This drawing will help you appreciate these annoyances, and what they convey about the morning routines of the Jewish nation.


Yaakov Bressler is a Brooklyn-based artist. His artwork focuses on the complexity, beauty and overlooked details of seemingly ordinary affairs.
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Chana R. Canada January 16, 2018

This refreshing work of art and its powerful message really speaks to me. Thank you for sharing your creative gifts. May G-d grant you continued success! Reply

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"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


Yaakov Bressler is a Brooklyn-based artist. His artwork focuses on the complexity, beauty and overlooked details of seemingly ordinary affairs.
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