Chag sameach! 🍋 🌾Sukkot is the Jewish holiday giving thanks for the fall harvest. Sukkot is a Hebrew world meaning “booth” or “tabernacle” as we build temporary dwellings in which (historically), farmers would like in during harvesting. A sukkah has to have two and a half walls and the roof has to be temporary, covered in loose branches and decorated with hanging fruits and decoration. The sukkah is also like the fragile dwellings in which the Israelites lived in their 40 years of travel after the Exodus from slavey. In addition to enjoying meals in the sukkah, we celebrate the harvest by blessing the lulav and etrog, symbols of the harvest. The lulav (on the left) is a combination of a date palm, willow and myrtle branches held together with a traditional woven palm branch. The etrog (the lemon-looking fruit) is a citrus fruit with a lovely smell. When we say the blessings, we wave them in six directions- North, south, east, west, up and down. This action symbolizes that g-d can be found in every direction! 💕 #illustration#jewishart#jewishartist#watercolor#penandink#penandinkdrawing#lulavandetrog#Sukkot#nicejewishgirl#watercolorpainting#nycart#sketchbook#sketch#doodle#sketchoftheday
I know that I promised to post the painting of each month on rosh chodesh, however, amidst all the erev yom tov chaos it kinda slipped through the cracks. Well as the saying goes "better late than never!" Here is the month of Tishrei! And as it turns out the illustration is actually more apropos to the yom tov of sukkos than the earlier holidays of the month... a chag someach to all! Gut yom tov!!!
With one of the hugest legends of our time! The genius composer who wrote genius music to one of the most genius movies of all times “Schindler's List” - John Williams! ... Words can’t express.... ❤️ #johnwilliams#genius#legend#legendary#composer
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You know, I was scared to sew again. Mainly because the thread I like was discontinued. But here we are 🤙🤙🤙
Yom Kippur 5779.
After such a meaningful and peaceful Rosh Hashanah I struggled a bit with Yom Kippur. Only due to external factors not related to it being Yom Kippur, but still it made the fast, and the mindfulness hard. So I spent a little bit of time in reflection when I could after the fact and made this anyway.
Pictured - a Reuven Rubin (1893-1974) colour etching ‘Thou Shalt Not Kill (The Sixth Commandment).’ It is numbered 153/200, signed and studio stamped l.l.
Rubin was a Romanian-born Hasidic Jew, who travelled extensively in his lifetime. He went first to Jerusalem to study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, but left, disliking their teaching, for Paris. He spent the war in Romania, and following its end he moved to New York in 1921, where he exhibited at the Anderson Gallery. He later returned to Jerusalem, and his pictures became infused with Biblical imagery an Jewish folklore.
Rubin was the first artist to exhibit at the Tower of David in 1924, the same year that he became Chairman of the Association of Painters and Sculptors of Palestine. He was also the first Israeli Ambassador to Romania, from 1948-1950.
Coming to the Pictures and Prints auction on 17th October.
Saul Steinberg, the railway drawings, this one I adore ❤️ ‘The Little Black Train’. Watercolour, pen & ink on paper. Circa early 1950’s #mycollection ................................................. “This is the night mail crossing the Border,
Bringing the cheque and the postal order,
Letters for the rich, letters for the poor,
The shop at the corner, the girl next door.
Pulling up Beattock, a steady climb:
The gradient's against her, but she's on time.
Past cotton-grass and moorland boulder
Shovelling white steam over her shoulder,
Snorting noisily as she passes
Silent miles of wind-bent grasses.
Birds turn their heads as she approaches,
Stare from bushes at her blank-faced coaches.
Sheep-dogs cannot turn her course;
They slumber on with paws across.
In the farm she passes no one wakes,
But a jug in a bedroom gently shakes.” .................................................................Excerpt from the poem by WH Auden, ‘Night Mail’
Auden wrote the poem especially for the 1936 British documentary Night Mail, and Benjamin Britten composed the score. It’s a treasure of early documentary filmmaking, and worth watching in full. The film ends with the verse as commentary...eat your heart out #Eminem ...For an extract teaser use the following link...
however for the full glory, & great quality, I recommend the BFI film forever, complete version...also available on YouTube, with an introduction by Alec Baldwin...
#saulsteinberg#whauden#benjaminbritten#artist#writer#composer#artforsale#poetry#score#composition#artist#jewishartist#newyorker#newyorkermagazine#pacegallery#watercolour#penandink#rare#originaldrawing#steamtrain#railwaytracks#documentary#instagood#collaboration #1936 #midcenturymodern#artdealer#artcollector#londonlife
#onthisday HEUTE BEGINNT JOM KIPPUR --- TODAY BEGINS YOM KIPPUR
🇩🇪 Das dritte Buch der Torah (16,29) beschreibt diesen Feiertag: „Am zehnten Tage des siebenten Monats sollt ihr fasten (…), von allen euren Sünden werdet ihr gereinigt vor dem Herrn.“ Und so beschäftigen sich viele Jüdinnen und Juden Menschen an diesem Tag mit sich selbst, reflektieren das vergangene Jahr und ihr eigenes Verhalten. Bis Jom Kippur war Gelegenheit für Entschuldigungen und Verzeihen, spätestens jetzt tritt der Mensch vor Gott: Gebet und Fasten bestimmen den Tag, der meist komplett in der Synagoge verbracht wird. Der Gruß „Gmar Chatima towa“ wünscht eine positive Besiegelung des neuen, guten Jahres, das vor 10 Tagen begonnen hat.
Und so wünscht das Team des Jüdischen Museums Frankfurt Euch allen gmar Chatima towa!
Das Bild zeigt den Vorabend des Versöhnungsfestes nach einem Stich des Hanauer Malers Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882).
🇺🇸 The third book of the Torah (16,29) describes this holiest of all days in the Jewish calendar: “In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls. (…) from all your sins shall ye be clean before the LORD.” Therefore Jews all over the world are reflecting themselves and their social behavior in the weeks before the Day of Atonement. On Yom Kippur many people stay in the synagogue all day, praying and fasting and people wish each other “Gmar Chatimah Tova” (May you be inscribed [in the Book of Life] for Good).
The picture shows an engraving after a painting by the Jewish painter Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882).
When I was growing up, every year, 2 days before Yom Kippur my father took us to the bay to recite tashlich. I remember the feeling standing among what seemed like hundreds of people all pouring their heart out to the One above begging Him to obliterate our sins... I also remember that after reciting the prayers, I just stared in awe at the Atlantic ocean and the beauty of the sunset (we always came in the evening) and I felt really small! In my childish innocence I truly felt that this special tefillah had no barriers, and it went straight to the heavens! This is my rendition of tashlich and the childhood memories associated with it. May we all merit a wonderful year full of all the good things we desire!
What a treat it was to watch these two unbelievably talented and funky cats @theportnoybrothers perform at our @junitynow showcase which we plan to do monthly featuring today's best underground Jewish artists. Follow us to hear about the next JUNITY show.
How does the saying go... it's so hard to say good bye..... this beauty was just shipped out to a happy customer in Texas!! While of course I'm overjoyed to be creating beautiful art and sending them off to happy clients, each piece is done with a tremendous amount of effort and devotion, and by the time the painting is complete, it truly contains a little piece of me! This piece was actually a custom commission made with exact specifications for my client... (btw great idea!) So next time you're looking at an original piece of artwork, know that the artist has incorporated his or her unique touch!
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