reb efraim fishel

Painting: A Child’s Game

Painting is a child's game. Every child paints. And those who paint are definitely children. The game only begins when you face the blank page, the canvas, the stars when you face yourself. But, beware, we are playing for real, as children are. Bare fin ...

My settlement in Shomron

That’s What I was Told..

I was told that this time my paintings must be somehow connected to the " Nature Museum"- connected to the place. OK, connected to nature, plants, flowers, animals- i.e. no portraits. Since I mainly deal with portraits, this didn't announce a promis ...

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L’Chaim Pavel

I had known nothing about him. Not even his name. I held the book in my hands and I was mesmerized by what I was to discover on each page. Who was this stranger? A man nobody had heard of? I was first impacted by learning of how he died: he s ...

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A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

The story is told of an artist who was observed whilst dancing alone in his studio. He would dance holding the pedestal of his painting, and in his other hand he would hold the painting he had just finished. This is how the story goes, though few people ...

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A True Story

As I arrived at the light-train station at the beginning of Jaffa Street, I asked a passerby where the information booth was. One of the people waiting for the next train pointed to a frosted storefront window and said, "try your luck there, it’s part of ...