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Jewish Art for the Soul

Moses in the Basket

March 28, 2018

Moses, as an infant, cast into the Nile in a basket, on his way to becoming the greatest leader in history.

Jerusalem Moonrise

March 21, 2018

The painting Jerusalem Moonrise was inspired during one of my trips to Israel. There is no sight more moving than the walled city of Jerusalem.

Hard at Work in the Matzah Bakery

March 18, 2018

I based this illustration off a photo I took at the matzah bakery in Kiryat Sanz (Netanya, Israel). The bakers were being timed by a rabbi with a stopwatch (not pictured), to ensure the entire process, from beginning to end, doesn’t exceed the strict 18-minute time frame required for kosher matzahs.

Ben Ish Chai

March 18, 2018

Metamorphosis

March 14, 2018

Life is change: there is beauty at every stage of metamorphosis.

12 Tribes of Israel: Benjamin—The Ravenous Consumer

March 11, 2018

“She named him the son of my suffering, and his father called him Benjamin.” (Genesis 35:18) ​​

The youngest of the twelve tribes, Benjamin, was named by his mother, Rachel, who died in childbirth. His father, Jacob, changed his name from “the son of my suffering” to “son of the right hand”: a name that represents the strength that comes from pain, the power of transformation. Benjamin seeks out the Divine energy housed within matter and elevates it, transforming the material into the spiritual. The sun is setting over the hills of Jerusalem, and the illuminated windows of the city send their warm glow out to the rest of the world. The confusion of twilight dissolves in the peaceful vision of a city, held securely and quietly nestled in the hills around it. Jerusalem is the heart of the Land and the heart of the nation. It is strong and at peace, a peace that extends outward towards the viewer and to the outer edges of the painting, where an olive branch tentatively spreads its leaves in a prayerful motion inviting us to “pray for the peace of Jerusalem” (Psalms 122:6).

The deep reds of the setting sun in this painting reflect the tribe of Benjamin’s gemstone, a maroon jasper.

Three Pillars Sustain the World

March 7, 2018

Family and community is our world. It is held up by our mitzvot, prayer, and Torah learning.

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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