To conclude my five part Times of Israel series on art, Zionism and identity in the networked world, I draw on Rabbi Yohanan's words in Tractate Taanit in the Babylonian Talmud, “God declared: ‘I will not come to the heavenly Jerusalem before coming to the earthly Jerusalem.’” As Zionist artists, my wife and I have the great privilege to explore the dynamic interface between aesthetic and spiritual energies revealed in our earthly encounters with everyday life in the Land of Israel.
|My wife Miriam pressing cloves into an etrog in Torah Tweets blogart project and on the cover of my book "Photograph God: Creating a Spiritual Blog of Your Life"|
|Islamic rug with dots counter-pattern|
Peace will come from a fresh metaphor in which the Islamic world sees Israel’s existence as Allah’s will. A shift in viewpoint where
|Jerusalem, Rhode Island, from the blogart project JerUSAlem-USA|
The Lubavicher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, teaches: