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Jewish Art for the Soul

RabbI Lazar's Menorah

By Rosa Katzenelson

December 31, 2012 11:00 AM

Rabbi Lazar’s Menorah reminds us of part of the story of the people that lived in Crown Heights. His secret Mitzvah was revealed after he passed on, when the people realized that all the money that he was asking for was only for the purpose of tzedaka (charity). When I met him he didn’t have even a pair of shoes that match for himself. In my art work I try to reveal the 'Pintele Yid' in our time.

G‑d Satisfies the Desire of Every Living Thing

By Natalia Kadish

December 30, 2012 11:00 AM
Gi Clee Print
Gi Clee Print

Artist’s statement: Each of the seven species of fruit represents a different kind of Jewish person. We should all be growing on one tree together in harmony.

The water represents how Hashem feeds us spiritually as well as physically. Torah and spirituality are likened to water.

Rebbe

By Devorah Weinberg

December 28, 2012 11:00 AM
Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Artist's statement: I created this work at a time when I was becoming strongly connected to Chabad Chassidus and spirituality. If one looks closely at the painting one can see that all of the letters of the Aleph Bet are interspersed within the painting. This painting is intended to be my depiction of the experience of deeply connecting to a tzaddik in my use of color and strokes. The style of this painting is different than any other painting I have ever done and is intended to put a spiritual experience into physicality.

Sunrise Over Brooklyn

By Daniel Wolfe

December 27, 2012 11:00 AM
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Artist's statement: The physical world conceals G‑dliness but if one looks closely, the fact that the "earth will be filled with the knowledge of G‑d" becomes apparent.

Menorah

By Adar Darnov

December 26, 2012 11:00 AM
Digital
Digital

Artist's statement: This represents the seven branched menorah of the Temple in Jerusalem. I utilized circles, colors and lines to part from realism. To me the movement of the circles imitates the dancing flames.

Meditation

By Shayna Denburg

December 23, 2012 11:00 AM
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist's Statement: This painting is about finding your inner peace.

Holy Letters

By Esther Rosen

December 21, 2012 11:00 AM
Watercolor - Digitally Enhanced
Watercolor - Digitally Enhanced

Artist’s Statement: The holy letters of the Alef-Bet. A colorful interpretation.

Creation

By Natalia Kadish

December 20, 2012 11:00 AM
Gi Clee Print
Gi Clee Print

Artist’s Statement: The mandate of the whole of creation is stated almost immediately: They translate it as “Let there be light.” But instead, read, “It should become light.” Meaning, the entire world—even the darkness—should become a source of light and wisdom.

From: Bringing Heaven Down to Earth
(Wisdom of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, compiled by Rabbi Tzvi Freeman).

Greatest Gift of All

By Shayna Denburg

December 19, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
Acrylic on Canvas

Artist’s Statement: This painting is about appreciating what a gift Torah is and the joy it brings to our lives.

Letters Alive

By Yitzchok Moully

December 18, 2012 11:00 AM
Acrylic and Ink on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic and Ink on Stretched Canvas

Artist's Statement: The Torah and its letters come alive when studied. We may not see it, but when studied with intent they come to life, filling our world with light and color that G‑d and our soul drink in.

Last Night of Chanukah

December 17, 2012
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen
Sakura Pigma Micron Pen

Artist's Statement: The last night of Chanukah. The last chance to listen to the flames, until next year...

Chanukah Shel Jerusalem

By Davora Lilian

December 16, 2012
Acrylic
Acrylic

Artist's Statement: Just as Chanukah is only an allusion in the Torah, so too is the World to Come. "No eye has seen it," as written in the Talmud. By using bright colors. Abstract images, and Kabbalistic shapes, the intention is too excite the viewer to the joy of the future world.

Haneirot Halalu

By Shoshana Brombacher

December 14, 2012
Oil Pastel on Paper
Oil Pastel on Paper

Artist's Statement: This Chanukah drawing is one of many inspired by the artist's beloved festival.

Spinning Free

By Yitzchok Moully

December 13, 2012 5:36 PM
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas
Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

Artist's Statement: The dreidle: a symbol of Chanukah that the children in ancient times used as a decoy while hiding from the Greek solders and studying Torah. Today the dreidle is a Chanukah toy beloved by everyone, that just might spin us to a new perspective on the freedoms we enjoy today.

Chanukah

By Rosa Katzenelson

December 12, 2012 11:46 AM

The Chanukah picture expresses the quintessence of the pure oil in our souls. In my painting, the brushwork depicts forms with suggestive use of color in concentrated strokes that enhances the light from within.

Rambam's Menorah

December 11, 2012 12:51 PM
 Oil on Canvas
Oil on Canvas

Artist's Statment:
My depiction of Rambam's Menorah. The Rambam drew a detailed image of how the Menorah appeared in the Bet Hamikdash, this is my take on it.

Jerusalem of Gold

December 11, 2012 12:51 PM

Artist’s Statement:
A sunny, windswept day at the Western Wall.
Expressing the joy and beauty of Jerusalem amongst a friendly crowd, sharing warm feelings of friendship and unity.

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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