Parshat VaYakhel – ויקהל Do not kindle fire on the Sabbath

לֹא תְבַעֲרוּ אֵשׁ בְּכֹל מֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת
(Exodus 35:3)

One should not “kindle fire” in all of your habitations (which includes the inner dimensions) during the special elevation of the Sabbath, refraining from the fires of anger and conflict, allowing only love and unity.

This phrase inspired my series of paintings based on close-up views of congealed clumps of wax that fell off from the burning Sabbath candles by themselves and without “human” intervention and as such represent something sublime and angelic.


I call them Songs and they suggest to me the yearning of two souls to finally unite and fly to the heights and beyond the obstacles in the material reality that deter.
About the Author
Dov Lederberg is engaged in the converging vectors of art and science, but receives added inspiration from Kabbalah teachings & meditation and tries to create visual forms (in paintings on canvas but also video art) conducive to mystical experience and self-transformation. 
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