view 14 different artworks: sequencial development of differing stages until completion.

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Rachamim (Divine Mercy)

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Trust in Hashem with all your heart, and believe in His Providence upon every detail [of the world.] In this way you will fulfill in your heart the perfect Unity of Hashem, by believing that His eyes roam over the entire world, and His eyes are upon all the ways of men, testing the heart and analyzing feelings [i.e. for “Unity of Hashem” implies not merely that G-d exists and is the Creator, but His toal awareness and guidance of all events, without exception]. For whoever does not believe the verse “…Who took you out of the land of Egypt” [Shemos 20:2, which teaches Hashem’s control of nature], also does not believe [the beginning of that verse]: “I am Hashem your G-d” and [such a flawed belief] is not the perfect Unity. This [complete faith] is Israel’s unique treasure above all th nations and this [true] belief is the foundation of the entire Torah.

(From the Path of Life by Rabbenu Asher, z”l)

Oil on canvas

50 x 70 cm.


 

Rabba bar Rav Hanan had certain palm trees (on the edge of his property) bordering the orchard of Rav Yosef.

(Talmud Bavli, Trancate Baba Basra)

Oil on canvas

70 x 100 cm.

 


 

 

daas 18

digital image


 

There is no limit to your years

(from Rosh Hashana Mussaf Prayers)

Oil on canvas

 

90 x 120 cm.


And show us it’s (the Bais HaMikdash’s) rebuilding

(from the Mussaf prayer of the three festivals)

Oil on canvas

80 x 90 cm.


He shall be like a tree planted by choice upon brooks of water, which brings forth its fruit in its season and whose leaf does not wither; and whatever he does, he will carry through successfully.

(Tehillim 1:3)

Oil on canvas

60 x 50 cm.

 


HaEilan HaKadosh (The Holy Tree): The order of descending of the worlds and the sefirot.

(from The Gates of the Ramchal)

Oil on canvas (and afterwards, reworked digitally)

80 x 60 cm.


 

Where is the place of His glory?

(from the prayer “Ceter” in Kedusha of Mussaf)

Oil on canvas

40 x 50 cm.


 

B’seter Elyon 3

Oil on Canvas

70 x 80 cm.

 


 

Said Rami bar Chama: at the age of three Avraham [Avinu] recognized his Creator

(Talmud Bavli, Nedarim 32)

Oil on canvas

70 x 90 cm.

 


 

Blessed is He Who Redeems and Rescues, Blessed is His Name

(From the Morning Prayers)

Oil on canvas

50 x 70 cm.


 

Search for the Straying Son 14-15

digital image

 


 

Aging Process  14

digitally-adjusted pencil drawing