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Jewish Art for the Soul

Ufaratztah - And You Shall Spread Forth

June 27, 2017

I finished this painting in honor of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, of righteous memory, whose yahrtzeit (anniversary of passing) is today. It is inspired by the song "Ufaratzta - And you shall spread forth" which you can listen to and hear more about here.

Sharing Wisdom

June 25, 2017

Reb Mendel Futerfas, an esteemed elder chassid, was imprisoned in the wastelands of Siberia for 20 years for the crime of spreading Judaism, but his warm humor and fiery faith never faltered. His farbrengens, or Chassidic gatherings, where he mentored younger men with story and song, were legendary.

Notes in the Western Wall

June 21, 2017

"I believe with perfect faith that G‑d knows all of man's deeds and thoughts. It is thus written, 'He has molded every heart together, He understands what each one does (Psalm 33:15).'" - Maimonides' Principles of Faith

12 Tribes of Israel: Judah - The Leader

June 18, 2017

“This time I will thank G‑d.” (Genesis 29:35)

Judah, Leah’s fourth son, was named for her gratitude. The tribe of Judah, which is the tribe of royalty, embodies the quality of gratitude and humility—the ability to acknowledge one’s wrongdoings, as well as one’s position as a recipient of blessings. The quality of humility is an essential characteristic of a leader who leads from a position of receptivity rather than power. This painting looks down the winding way from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea, from an abundant foreground that places us amid grapevines, olive trees and wheat—three of the seven species of the Land of Israel. The spaciousness of the landscape reflects the spaciousness of our own hearts, which are gratefully prepared to acknowledge the bountiful blessings in our lives. And it is with this humility that we access our own leadership qualities and can move forward with strength.

The warm browns of the desert sands of Judah’s land reflect the gemstone of carbuncle (or garnet).

Tree of Love

June 14, 2017

created as a wedding present, this art symbolizes the bond between the husband and wife: together they can withstand any storm life may bring. The leaves are blowing in the wind, but the two hearts are always together.

Shabbat Table

June 11, 2017

Psalm 23

June 7, 2017
Text of Psalm 23 painted with a symbolic valley in the background, by Alyse Radenovic
Text of Psalm 23 painted with a symbolic valley in the background, by Alyse Radenovic

Text of Psalms 23 painted with a symbolic valley in the background.

Jerusalem Panorama

June 4, 2017

A little bit of a mysterious panorama of Jerusalem, which conveys the feeling of a heavenly city.

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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