Contact Us

1971: Tefillin for the Sculptor

1971: Tefillin for the Sculptor

 Email
Scroll Up Scroll Down
Jacques Lifschitz, at a Chassidic art show in Michigan, admires a painting of the Rebbe (The Detroit Jewish News)   Jacques Lifschitz, at a Chassidic art show in Michigan, admires a painting of the Rebbe (The Detroit Jewish News)
 

In a visit to Kfar Chabad, famed sculptor Jacques Lipchitz disclosed that he is alive at the time because of a blessing he received from the Rebbe thirteen years earlier. He also revealed that the Rebbe purchased a pair of tefillin for him which he wears daily. "An artist needs inspiration," Lifschitz said. "He needs to wait for a certain thing to come down—I call it the 'holy spirit.' For me, putting on tefillin gives me my inspiration for the day!"

Click for Related Content: