Havdalah

Two images are juxtaposed in the painting while they are united through the Havdalah theme. The paratroopers liberating the Western Wall are seen looking towards the image of Roman Vishniak?s “Vanished World.” The Holocaust era is seen as connected to the return to Jerusalem through flames- the holy flame of the Havdalah candle. The text of the Havdalah adorns the painting, and includes a deviation from the standard text: “Blessed is He who distinguishes between redemption and exile.”

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