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Jewish Art for the Soul

The Time for Redemption has Arrived

January 30, 2014

Artist’s Statement: This is how I picture the Redemption.

Pomegranate Jews

January 29, 2014

Artist’s Statement: Pomegranates are so pretty.
Every Jew is full of mitzvot like a pomegranate is filled with seeds.
Doesn't matter with which part of the Jewish community one identifies with or doesn’t identify with.
How learned or unlearned one is.
How affiliated or unaffiliated one considers themselves.
Every single Jew is full of mitzvot, just like a pomegranate is filled with seeds.

A Light Unto the Nations

January 28, 2014
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Hassidic Davening (Prayer)

January 27, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: With great joy and gratitude to G‑d, we can pray with beautiful visions. These visions of colors and images can help us to imagine the beauty of the third Temple and the world to come.

Women Dance at a Wedding

January 24, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: Here is a painting of girls and women dancing at a traditional Jewish wedding celebration in New Square, New York.

Sunrise in Jerusalem

January 23, 2014

Sinai

January 17, 2014
Pastel on Paper
Pastel on Paper

Artist’s Statement: According to one midrash, when G‑d gave the Ten Commandments, the people only heard the the first letter of the first word (Aleph). They were so overwhelmed by the awesome moment that everything broke into a swirl of colors.

Tu B'Shevat

January 16, 2014

Artist’s Statement: There are four different "New Years" on the Jewish calendar, and one of them is Rosh Hashanah L'Ilanot, the New Year for the trees, which we celebrate today. After a cold winter, we welcome a mild spring as we begin to head towards Passover.

One Heart

January 15, 2014
Pastels
Pastels

Artist’s Statement: At the giving of the Torah, the Jewish people camped in front of the mountain, so united they were likened to one person with one heart.

Exodus 14:13

January 14, 2014
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This is a painting in black with white and gold. It is my interpretation of Exodus 14:13.

"Moses said to the people, Don't be afraid! Stand firm and see the Lord's salvation that He will wreak for you today, for the way you have seen the Egyptians is [only] today, [but] you shall no longer continue to see them for eternity."

To the Rebbe

January 13, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This is one of my paintings about how chassidim traveled to visit their Rebbe in old Russia. I have painted a few of these. They really were flying above the world!

Psalm 143

January 9, 2014
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This is my painting of the full text of Psalm 143. It is in Hebrew letters which are decorated with dots. It is painted in blue, light blue and yellow with black, red and gold.

Faith at the Sea of Reeds

January 8, 2014
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Artist’s Statement: When the Israelites came to the Reed Sea, G‑d required that they show their faith before the sea would split. Nacshon ben Aminadav of the Tribe of Judah walked into the sea, deeper and deeper. When the water reached his neck, G‑d split it.

Monday Morning 9 a.m.

January 7, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This painting is an exploration to capture chaos, not the chaos of chaos theory, but rather the chaos of life, of bumping up against difficulties as we attempt to move forward. It was meant to be a background for a piece on the tranquility of Shabbat, but when the background was complete, it was too strong to use as a background for something else. A reminder that Monday morning 9am we begin again, taking on the world, as only we can.

Jewish Wedding

January 6, 2014
Oil on Stretched Canvas
Oil on Stretched Canvas

Artist’s Statement:Mazal Tov to all brides and grooms! May this painting bring good fortune to all Jewish girls and boys who are seeking their other half.

Shema

January 2, 2014
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This painting was inspired by a sermon I once heard. When you break down the sounds of the name of one of our most sacred prayers, "Shema," it instills in us a sense of peace and comfort. It is the kind of peace and comfort that comes from knowing that there is only one G‑d - our G‑d.

Not Consumed

January 1, 2014
Acrylic on Paper
Acrylic on Paper

Artist’s Statement: Just like the Burning Bush, despite centuries of persecution, the faith of the Jewish Nation has not been consumed.

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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