The Torah is ‘a tree of life to all who grasp it, and whoever holds on to it is happy; its ways are ways of pleasantness, and all it paths are peace’ (Proverbs 3:17-18).
‘The Torah is truth, and the purpose of knowing it is to live by it’ (Maimonides).
My art work in this Gallery are based on the celebration of The Torah. In my Simchat Torah paintings I have tried to capture the joy, the rejoicing, the love and devotion that we feel for the Torah, and express it in as powerful, rich, vibrant way as I was able.
In Hachnasat Sefer Torah, a new Scroll is taken into a Jerusalem Synagogue, where two more Torah Scrolls are taken out of the Ark and the music and dancing begin.
In ‘Bar Mitzvah Boy, The Kerchief’, the Boy accepts the mitzvot of The Torah.
‘Torah In The Negev’ was inspired by my move from Jerusalem to Be’er Sheva. The Jew is grasping the Torah Scroll in love and joy, which is shared by all of the desert life surrounding him. The whole painting is a song of praise to The Creator and His Torah.