Art Guide

For each song in our playlist, we offer an example of contemporary Israeli visual art that connects with the themes and narrative of the lyrics. This adds another dimension to your exploration of each song while enriching your familiarity with Israeli art and culture.

Artwork: Kisses Torah Mantle

Artist: Ken Goldman

Ken Goldman is an artist who looks for new ways to think about everyday objects and ideas, especially those connected to his Judaism. His creative, clever use of these materials yields surprising insights into the Jewish world.

Thoughts from the artist:

In his very brief statement on this piece, Ken states:

“Torah Mantle / Cover for all those kisses that never succeeded in reaching the Torah.”

Ken documents the process of creating this piece on his website: https://kengoldmanart.com/albums/kisses-torah-mantle-cover/

And Now You

  • What is your experience of love in connection with Jewish rituals or objects?
  • Can you relate to the idea of love for God that is in any way like human love?
  • Why do you think the artist chose such a feminine perspective on the subject?
  • Do you relate to the idea of passion when it comes to the Torah? Are there aspects of the Torah that you love more than others?

You can see more of Ken’s art projects at www.kengoldmanart.com

Visual Art

Artwork: Kisses Torah Mantle

Artist: Ken Goldman

Ken Goldman is an artist who looks for new ways to think about everyday objects and ideas, especially those connected to his Judaism. His creative, clever use of these materials yields surprising insights into the Jewish world.

Thoughts from the artist:

In his very brief statement on this piece, Ken states:

“Torah Mantle / Cover for all those kisses that never succeeded in reaching the Torah.”

Ken documents the process of creating this piece on his website: https://kengoldmanart.com/albums/kisses-torah-mantle-cover/

And Now You

  • What is your experience of love in connection with Jewish rituals or objects?
  • Can you relate to the idea of love for God that is in any way like human love?
  • Why do you think the artist chose such a feminine perspective on the subject?
  • Do you relate to the idea of passion when it comes to the Torah? Are there aspects of the Torah that you love more than others?

You can see more of Ken’s art projects at www.kengoldmanart.com

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