Posted at 01:04 AM in Judaica | Permalink
Here's one of my lifelong favorites, here called "The Praying Jew" but sometimes also known as the Rabbi of Vitebsk, by Marc Chagall (1923 copy of a 1914 work).
Posted at 09:39 PM in Art - contemporary, Judaica | Permalink
I've been searching for the last two hours for just the right photo for today and I think I've finally found it in this -- Jewish cemetery, Worms, Germany.
Here's another, of a cemetery in Hungary.
Posted at 01:55 PM in Judaica | Permalink
In recent days I have found the following quotation returning to my mind over and over again --
"I, who am truly no zaddik, no one assured in God, rather a man endangered before God, a man wrestling ever anew for God's light, ever anew engulfed in God's abysses, . . .
-- Martin Buber, Tales of the Hasidim
I need to remember that I too am "endangered before God, wrestling ever anew for the His Light." It is helpful to know that someone of Buber's stature felt the same.
Posted at 06:00 PM in Judaica, Quotations | Permalink