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Marlene Burns

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Art by Marlene Burns ©2013. More of her artwork can be seen on her website.
Artist’s Statement: This image is an expression of the Torah portion we read on Rosh Hashanah, telling the story of the binding of Isaac (the akedah). The akedah was the tenth and final trial that G-d presented to Abraham. The first trials are shown as im...
Artist’s Statement: This image is an expression of the blessing over lighting the Shabbat candles, one of the three commandments specific to women (represented by the three flame-like orbs at the bottom of the painting). In keeping with the feminine direc...
Artist’s Statement: Psalm 51 is one of the penitential psalms that King David set to music. All psalms praise the L-rd. They have remained popular readings throughout the ages because King David's themes were universal. He expressed the burden of humanity...
Artist’s Statement: Most often used when offering congratulations or wishing good luck, “Mazal Tov” has a deeper message. Mazal means an “alignment of stars.” Each of us is born under an astrological field. Mazal determines personality, circumstances and ...
Artist’s Statement: This image is an expression of the prayer said by mourners during the mourning period and on the anniversary of a family member’s death. It does not refer to our loved ones; It sanctifies G-d’s name and affirms life. Our sages displaye...
By Marlene Burns
Artist’s Statement: This painting expresses the watchwords of Judaism—the Shema prayer Hear, O Israel, the L-rd is our G-d, the L-rd is One. Blessed be the name of the glory of His kingdom forever and ever. In the background, the red color field symbolize...
By Marlene Burns
Artist’s Statement: This image is an expression of the first paragraph of the Shema, in which we are instructed to love G-d. The musical cantillation notes for chanting this paragraph are represented in my composition by the black right angle and the pair...
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