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 →