Jewish Art for the Soul

Praying at the Kotel

October 21, 2018

Inspired by the Jewish people of all backgrounds who congregate at the Kotel to pray.

Mother & Baby

October 17, 2018

I drew this after the birth of my third child.

Praying at Rachel's Tomb

October 14, 2018

The very mention of Rachel’s Tomb (Kever Rachel) evokes emotion. A visit to this holy site stirs feelings of hope, and the desire to pour out one’s heart in prayer to G‑d.

Rabbi Aryeh Levin—“Father of Prisoners”

October 10, 2018

A portrait of Rav Aryeh Levin, the rabbi who loved every Jew, every inmate, regardless of their faults.

Fish & Fowl

October 7, 2018

Artist’s rendition of the fifth day of creation: fish and fowl

Jewish Blessing on the Home

October 3, 2018

May your home be the place
A sanctuary of everlasting peace
Where tranquility resides
and joy dwells.
In the shadow of all this,
The voice of the Torah will rise.
In your home; in this corner
we will find the Shechinah - the Divine presence of G‑d.

Jewish Blessing on the Home symbolizes the many aspects that are essential to creating a welcoming, loving, and joyful home. The warmth emanating from the Shabbat candles in the center of the home illuminates a chamsah, placed to ward off the evil eye. A pomegranate inside the chamsah contains the words of the Hebrew blessing, and represents the abundant mitzvoth that will be a foundation of prosperity and health.

Looking Into The Eyes of a Tzadik

September 16, 2018
Art by Chana Rivka Hawkins
Art by Chana Rivka Hawkins

Artist’s rendition of the custom of Lekach, which the Lubavitcher Rebbe used to distribute during the High Holidays. Read more about the custom here.

After the New Year

September 12, 2018

Now it all begins...a year of infinite possibilities!

The Eye of the Fish

September 9, 2018

This picture is inspired by Tashlich. People come with families to the pond to read the 13 attributes of mercy on Rosh Hashanah afternoon. The picture is a pastoral interpretation of Jewish life. Through the details I share my impressionist view of Jewish life, full of mystery and alive even in our modern times. People search at the waters for the fish to carry away past faults. It is like a healing alignment. Fish never close their eyes, hinting of the power of He Whose eyes are never closed and Who cares for our year to unfold. I designed the picture to look like an eye of the fish, where we can search, inside and out, with hope for the new year.

Honeycomb & Apples

September 5, 2018

Honeycomb, apples and blossoms: a picture for Rosh Hashanah.

Wedding of the Creation

September 2, 2018

Pomegranates are eaten on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which celebrates the Creation, the birth of the world. A wedding at the time of Creation, symbolising the eternal and spiritual bond of the Jewish bride and Groom. The couple are lifted up above the wedding guests who are joyfully singing and dancing inside the pomegranates, which are a symbol of fertility.

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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