Jewish Art for the Soul

Ethereal Jerusalem

December 12, 2018

Ethereal Jerusalem, in pastels, seeks to express the spiritual and Divine aspect within the physical reality.

Chanukah Redemption

December 9, 2018

After last year, I think the eighth day of Chanukah will always be associated with the miraculous release of Rabbi Shalom Rubashkin that was felt in the hearts of Jews everywhere. I had made the painting of the menorah before Chanukah but felt something was missing. It became clear to me after Chanukah, and I thereby included the radiant face of a redeemed Shalom.

Chanukah in Beer Sheva

December 5, 2018

Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime ‘festival of lights,’ celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting. I have aimed to create a feeling of happy togetherness, of unity, as Jews light the candles or oil lamps for the festival. Individuals, family and friends are lighting their menorahs (chanukiot) in various ways.

Chanukah Holocaust Menorah

December 2, 2018

I never painted a swastika in my life.

But I needed to paint this picture.

Many of you may have already seen the original photograph this painting is based on.

It was taken in Germany, 1932. Rachel Posner snapped a photograph of her family’s menorah set up on a windowsill. In the background, directly opposite the menorah, is a building draped with Nazi flags.

The photo is astonishing. The contrast takes your breath away.

But I needed more.

I needed to see what it looked like that fateful night, after it was lit.

I needed to see the light.

I needed to witness that first moment in time, when God disrupts darkness with two simple words that summarize the point of creation: "Be light."

I need to see the power of that light against ultimate darkness.

To see it so that I can know it. So my children can know it.

To know that no matter the darkness that surrounds us,

We will be light.
We will be love.
We will be life.

We will carry that flame.

Today, tomorrow, and the day after that.

Until the entire universe shines with a light that will never fade.

Happy Chanukah to all.

Chanukah: Festival of Lights

November 28, 2018
Art by Valeriya Khomar
Art by Valeriya Khomar

This painting represents Chanukah, the holiday of joy, celebration of the festival of lights.

Radient Shabbat Candles

November 25, 2018

Flames of the Shabbat candles explode into radiant colors and hues, illuminating the world with kindness and beauty!

Rachel Awaits Her Children

November 21, 2018

Rachel’s Tomb one of the most spiritual place I have ever been. Rachel, our biblical mother who wept because see foresaw the exile of her children. It is foretold that she will see and rejoice in the ingathering of the exile that will pass her tomb. I painted her waiting for her children to return.

Eternally Bonded with G-d

November 18, 2018

We have within ourselves, deep in our DNA, an eternal unified bond with G‑d. Like a tree receiving life force, not from the earth, but from its unified source in heaven.

Gan Naama Birthday Party

November 14, 2018

This watercolor is presently part of an exhibit in Ranana Israel, celebrating 70 years of childhood in Israel.

Shabbat Evening Candle-Lighting

November 11, 2018

A mother and daughter cover their eyes and say the blessing after lighting the Shabbat candles. They are bathed in candlelight, a symbol of spiritual light, the light of Shabbat. The doves, symbolizing peace, look on.

Shabbat: A Spiritual Moment

November 7, 2018
Art by Heidi Feldman
Art by Heidi Feldman

Shabbat is a spiritual moment to celebrate and share happiness with our family and friends. Every candle that is lit is part of a chain that connects us and brings G‑dliness into this world. The Shabbat holiness is so strong that we can keep that sensation through the following week until the next Shabbat.

Fourth Day of Creation: Artist's Rendition

November 4, 2018

Artist’s rendition of the fourth day of creation.

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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