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Chana Helen Rosenberg

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Chana Helen is a British-born Israeli artist with an art degree from Maidstone, U.K., who is now living in Be'er Sheva. She enjoys painting contemporary Jewish life viewed mainly through the festivals, using movement and color to express different moods, but also likes to paint Biblical themes.
Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime ‘festival of lights,’ celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting. I have aimed to create a feeling of happy togetherness, of unity, as Jews light the candles or oil lamps for the festival. Individuals, family a...
A mother and daughter cover their eyes and say the blessing after lighting the Shabbat candles. They are bathed in candlelight, a symbol of spiritual light, the light of Shabbat. The doves, symbolizing peace, look on.
Jews are busy shopping for Shabbat in the shouk on Friday in Jerusalem.
Pomegranates are eaten on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which celebrates the Creation, the birth of the world. A wedding at the time of Creation, symbolising the eternal and spiritual bond of the Jewish bride and Groom. The couple are lifted up abov...
Escorting the 'Sabbath Bride' out with joy.
Ruth was so dedicated to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and to G-d, that she did not want to go back to Moab, rather to go with Naomi to Bethlehem, as shown in this famous passage (which is the inspiration for my painting). I have depicted Ruth clinging to Nao...
Ruth is collecting left-over barley at harvest time in order to provide for herself and Naomi, her mother-in-law, with whom she lived in Bethlehem. Gleaning is the act of collecting leftover crops from farmers’ fields after they have been harvested. Accor...
Jews, many in fancy costumes, brighten up the streets during this joyful Jewish festival. Breslovers dance beside their van. A little boy waves a grogger, and a girl and her father eat Purim hamentaschen. A lone soldier looks on.
A new Torah Scroll is brought into the synagogue accompanied by music and joyous dancing. Two more Torah scrolls are taken out of the ark to join in with the celebrations.
Women dance on Friday night to greet Shabbat.
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