Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Tishrei/Cheshvan - "Bein Ha'Or U'vein HaChoshech"

Daniel Nebenzahl – Kabbalat Shabbat

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Daniel Nebenzahl contributed these drawing to “An Illustrated Kabbalat Shabbat Siddur”, with the understanding that art can inspire and lead to a more meaningful prayer experience. This illustration, which appears at the end of the Kabbalat Shabbat service in the prayer book, led me to think about the separation of light and darkness and how it relates to the separation of time. Here we see a couple transitioning from the work week to Shabbat, from day to night, with light and darkness before them. How will they walk through these transformations together? Will they focus on the sky’s darkness or its colors? How does the light behind them affect how they will interact during this time?

To see all of Nebenzahl’s illustrations for this siddur, please see http://opensiddur.org/art/an-illustrated-kabbalat-shabbat-siddur-with-drawings-by-daniel-nebenzahl

Books and Blintzes is sharing this image in accordance with the regulations of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike copyright license.

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