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Chassidism: (a) The movement within Judaism founded by Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760), stressing service of G-d through the mystical in addition to the legalistic dimension of Judaism, the power of joy, love of G-d and one's fellow, emotional involvement in prayer, finding G-dliness in every aspect of one's existence, and the elevation of the material universe; (b) the teachings and philosophy of this movement; see also Chabad
Artist’s Statement: The piece “Thirst” was born of a question I’d been asking myself: “What constitutes a chassid?” Common associations are often based on the external characteristics, such as dress and specific forms of observance. I lean towards viewing...
By Sholom Nemtzov
Artist’s Statement: When viewing this portrait, one can imagine what it would be like being alone with the Rebbe during a deep, thought-provoking moment. The intention of this piece is to give a personal touch to the public farbrengen experience.
Artist’s Statement: The chassidic discourse Basi L'Gani, and the Song of Songs, inspired me to do this painting. The garden is the earth and the bride is about to enter the bridal chamber with the king. She is holding the rose that represents the Jewish p...
Artist’s Statement: This painting was an expression of releasing grief over the murder of Rabbi Gavriel and Rivkah Holtzberg in Mumbai. Mostly my paintings are of the wonders, joy and wonders of life. But life isn’t always understandable. There are times ...
Artist's Statement: “Ain od milvado,” literally, “There is none other than He,” is the affirmation of G-d's sovereignty. The elements of water, fire, earth and air represent various paths towards recognizing His sovereignty.
Artist’s Statement: This piece speaks volumes of the love Hashem has for each and every person. No matter our flaws, He still loves each and every one of us. Hashem created the world to do good to us and for us to do good to others.
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