Tag: Chasidim

S.Y. Agnon story: The Kerchief

The Kerchief:  A short story by S.Y. Agnon Chana Helen’s illustration of the Agnon story A mother, on the day of her son’s Bar Mitzvah, lends him a beautiful silk kerchief, which was a present to her from the boy’s father. … Read More

Purim – Chana Helen lino cut

B”H Purim – Chana Helen lino cut. Purim fun.  Inspired by my own enjoyment of Purim, the joyous holiday which celebrates the salvation of the Jews from the wicked Haman, through the leadership of Queen Esther and her cousin Mordecai. I … Read More

Chasidim leaving the Shuk

B”H   Two pen and ink drawings of Chasidim and Charedim shopping in the Shuk (market), Jerusalem, on Friday to buy provisions for Shabbat (the Sabbath). December 2011.  I worked from sketches from my observations of the people in and … Read More

The Kotel in the Old City, Jerusalem

B”H [singlepic id=363 w=446 float=left] Chasidim, soldiers, tourists.  Men,  women and children.  And, of course, cats and birds. I made a lot of sketches of people recently in the Rova.  I used many of these sketches in this watercolour painting, … Read More

Hachnasat Sefer Torah/2011

B”H   Over the last two weeks I have been posting, bit by bit, sections of my recent watercolour painting and asking you to guess the subject of it.  (While I have been doing this I have been busy with … Read More