Zayn #2


Watercolor 28″ x 22″ Private Collection: Mr & Mrs. G. Himelhoch This letter, ‘Zayn’, represents the splendor of Shabbos.   Zayn’s numerical value is seven, corresponding to the seventh day of the week, the day of rest. Read more →

Vav #1


Watercolor 28″ x 22″ Private Collection: Mrs. E. Berkowitz ‘Vav’ is a connector in the Hebrew language. Likewise, the ladder in Jacob’s dream linked angels of heaven to earth. In Jewish tradition, the white rose symbolizes our yearning for redemption. Read more →

Dalet #2

Dalet II

Watermedia 28″ x 21″ Private collection: Mr. & Mrs. Simon Eskenazy Dalet is the fourth letter of the Hebrew alphabet.  It is closely connected with the word ‘dag‘, fish, which is the symbol of good luck and God’s protection. Just like the fish never closes its eyes, God sees and protects us all the time. Read more →

Dalet #1 edited


30″ x 24″ Private collection: Mr. & Mrs. Simon Eskenazy The fourth letter in the Hebrew alphabet, ‘Dalet’, has the shape of an open doorway.   It also suggests the word “dal” (pauper), who knocks on doors begging for alms.    King Solomon proclaimed:   ‘He that gives to the poor graciously makes a loan to Hashem and He will pay him… Read more →

Bet #1 edited


watercolor 26″ x 20″ The Torah starts with the letter “Bet” of “bereshis” (in the beginning).   “Bet” symbolizes “bayit” (home) where the reign of Shabbos is kept.   Its numerical value is two, represented by the two Shabbos candles. Read more →

Alef II

Aleph II

Watercolor 27″ x 20″ ‘Aleph’ is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and hence signifies beginnings. The name Adam, the first human being, starts with an Aleph. Adam’s name, derives from the Hebrew word ‘adamah’, meaning earth , for Adam was created out of primal clay. One Midrash tells us that the Adam was created of red, green, black… Read more →

Alef #2 edited


watercolor 30″ x 24″ (part of the collection of Ms. E. Berkowitz) “In the beginning Hashem created the heavens and the earth” (Genesis 1:1).   Aleph, the first letter of the Hebrew Alphabet, is linked to Creation and the two basic elements:   “Adamah” (earth) and “Aish” (fire).    Aleph corresponds to the number one.   Likewise, Adam, the first human being, was… Read more →