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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.


Shoshanah Findling was born and raised in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Hewlett, NY. She is a self-trained artist and graduate professor of education and school counseling at Touro College. She also serves as the president of the Long Beach Art League. She enjoys painting themes of unity and peace. Her use of multiple vibrant colors depict thriving Jewish life and diversity.
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norman hauptman yonkers November 30, 2016

Better my email address. Peacecafesforhumanity @ gmail.com

Dont do F book Reply

norman hauptman yonkers November 29, 2016

You're a winner,
A high flying Star.
Hashem's gift to Her world.

Yes you are, yes you are Reply

Shoshanah Findling November 29, 2016

peace cafe Yes that would be great I am on facebook as Artdoctor Findling Reply

Shoshanah Findling November 28, 2016

Thank You Felicia Dear Felicia,
Thank you for your kind words and my hope is that as people see the painting, say the prayer and it spreads around the world. Feel free to share it with your community. As an aside, the painting was inspired by my trip to Hevron. It was supposed to be a gift for Chayai Sarah. But it could not go. Ironically, it "came back" on the week of Noach. Funny, how this painting came back like the dove that Noach sent. Eventually, she did find a home. Hope my painting will bring peace and protection to the those that need it. Reply

NORMAN HAUPTMAN YONKERS November 27, 2016

You are the cause of peace and love,
Increasing within you like a rising dove

You give to others with profound pleasure,
These Holy forces you do not measure.

You are the cause of peace and love.
(C) Rabbi Happyman Reply

Felicia Jacobson Stoughton November 27, 2016

Praying For Peace Absolutely beautiful and needed now in our world more than any other time in history. The dove has been a symbol of peace since the ark landed after the flood. I can't help but thank G_d for this wonderful messenger today, in our world, as it was in the days od Noah and his family. Reply

norman hauptman yonkers November 25, 2016

To Ms Findling,

May I send you a brief drscription of Peace Cafe to an/your e mail address

Norman Reply

Shoshanah Findling New York November 24, 2016

Thank you for commenting on my work. I would like to learn about Peace cafe. I can paint or make a print of this art. You can find me on facebook-artdoctor findling Reply

norman hauptman yonkers November 24, 2016

Peace Cafes shall arise on Earth to transform Humanity.

I invite Ms Findling to create art for it. Reply

Hadassah Aber North Miami Beach November 23, 2016

beautiful! I enjoyed reading your explanation of the components of your art. It makes it more meaningful. I hope it gets seen by many Reply

Dr. J NY November 16, 2016

Wonderful work This is an inspiring and thoughtful painting that will encourage anyone who views it to reflect on how they conduct themselves as individuals while remaining focused on their responsibility to society in general no matter where you live or what you may believe in. Well done! Reply

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Shoshanah Findling was born and raised in Brooklyn. She currently resides in Hewlett, NY. She is a self-trained artist and graduate professor of education and school counseling at Touro College. She also serves as the president of the Long Beach Art League. She enjoys painting themes of unity and peace. Her use of multiple vibrant colors depict thriving Jewish life and diversity.
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