Behukotai 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land The Source of Blessing Comparing this painting, which Nachshon attached to parshat Behukotai, to that of the previous painting we discussed that Nachshon attached to parshat Behar, we see that here there are many more signs of human … Read more

Bahar 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land The Holy LandThis Painting which Nachshon tied to this parsha Behar, places much emphasis on the Land of Israel and its vegetation and rural setting. Indeed, this parsha talks extensively about the Holy Land through the mitzvot of … Read more

Emor 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land The Theme of Four Some of the themes in this painting can be paralleled to those we have already studied, such as the gazelles and Shofars, in Parashat Toldot. The number four is a motif that can be … Read more

Kedoshim 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land Unity Between Heaven and Earth At the center of this painting, we see that there are 21 Drops inside an orange flower, 10 Drops on each side right and left, and one drop in the middle. There is … Read more

Acharei Mot 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land From Judgement to Divine Forgiveness This painting depicts how the “goat to Azazel” is taken to a “barren land” and pushed off a cliff on Yom Kippur, as described in this parsha. The mishna describes how there were … Read more

Passover 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land The Holiday of Redemption There are seven matters in this painting, and each one of them has seven figures: suns, trees within Jerusalem grouped together, fish, lights, pomegranates, hasidim whose face faces us, and trees surrounding Jerusalem. There … Read more

Parshat Metzora 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land Raising The “Spiritual Sparks” A primary theme of this parsha is purification, whether from the leprosy or from defilement in regard to various bodily emissions. Kabbalisitcally, purification is involved with raising “spiritual sparks” from the abyss of evil, … Read more

Parshat Tazria 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And The Kohen Shall See Him A primary theme of this parsha is leprosy. Our Sages taught that one of the main reasons that leprosy mentioned in the Torah comes about is due to lashon hara. In this … Read more

Parshat Shmini 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And You Shall Be Holy In this painting we see the words of the verses in this parsha, discussing the sanctity of the Godly People Israel, in the color of sky/”heavenly”-like azure, the color associated by the Kabbalists … Read more

Parshat Vayikra 2022

Caves of Machpelah

By Rabbi Moshe Goodman, Kollel Ohr Shlomo, Hebron בס”דלשכנו תדרשוDiscover the Holy Presence in Our Holy Land And He Called In this painting, we see 7 Flames, within a green human-like figure, which seem to correspond to the verse in this parsha regarding the fire upon the altar in the Mishkan, “a fire of fragrance … Read more

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