Parshat VaYeilach – וילך


The Mask and the Reality

וְאָנֹכִי הַסְתֵּר אַסְתִּיר פָּנַי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא
“I will doubly conceal My Face that day”
(Deut 31: 18)
When we transgress,
God seemingly masks his presence,
such as during the period of Purim and Esther
אסתר = אסתיר
We also put upon ourselves a mask
pretending that there is
no consequence to our misdeeds.
Doing repentance תשובה removes the mask
and we can see face-to-face
that everything is spiritual energy –
the deep secret of the Purim holiday
and ita complement: Yom Kippur (Ki-Purim)
(יום כיפור (כי-פורים

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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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