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Miriam Karp

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Miriam Karp is an award-winning writer, artist, Judaic studies teacher and lecturer. Her paintings explore intimate moments in Jewish life. Her first book, Painting Zaidy’s Dream: A Memoir of a Searching Soul, shares her story of search. Miriam lives in Cincinnati with her husband and family.
The intense, meditative prayers and feelings as two feminine figures unite, a Jewish woman with her heartfelt prayer, and the Shechina, G-ds feminine indwelling presence which hovers at the wall, uplifting and comforting Her children.
Trying to express and capture the intense emotion of reuniting when the soldiers liberated the Kotel during the Six Day War. War weary, helmet still on, he seems to thrust his arm and just reach to embrace as much as he can.
This was painted this July, the day that 13 year old Hallel Ariel was brutally murdered in her bed in Israel. The dove, the eternal symbol of our hope for peace, is nestled in the ancient, weary of such suffering, comforting stones of the Kotel, but his t...
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 you...
The moment of candle lighting is one of deep reflection. An expressive exploration of the mood of this special time.
A colorful expression of some of the rich impressions of the land of Israel. The tree represents our deep roots in the land, the wall it's ancient strength, and the myriad colors of the sunset as they fade into the rivers of color layers of desert.
A women ushers in the meditative tranquility of Shabbat.
Artist’s Statement: Watching a tzaddik, a truly holy person at prayer, is an inspiring experience. The resonance and depth of the words, the way they reach and connect up above, all seems truer. An exploration—of the energy, of the Rebbe, majestic in his ...
Artist’s Statement: The mysterious folds and shadows of the creamy tallis became a landscape of hills and valleys, and the black stripes seemed a river of energy, combining with the meditative prayer and mood of the man standing in front of the raised Tor...
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