Prayer for Peace, 2023, oil on linen, 61 x 30.5 cm.
We should all want peace, and as 2023 year came to a close, this was my prayer for peace. I hold the hope that there will be peace in Israel and Gaza, and that all terrorism and extremism be no more!
The painting depicts an Orthodox Jew praying. His tallis (shawl) draped over him, and a tefillin bound to forehead and arm - a daily ritual. The tefillin is a box that contains a scroll bearing the scared prayer of the Shema - an ancient pray that declares the basic monothesicstic tenet of Judaism.