Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Jewish painter, Yoram Raanan's "Jacob Blesses His Sons on His Deathbed"

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"Jacob Blesses His Sons on His Deathbed" By Yoram Raanan
ISRAEL---Jewish painter, Yoram Raanan takes inspiration from living in Israel where he can fully explore and express his Jewish consciousness according to Chabad.org. He was born in Philadelphia, but found that the light, the air, the spirit of the people and the land, energized and inspired him enough to make it his new home. His paintings include modern Jewish expressionism with a wide range of subjects ranging from abstract to landscape, Biblical and Judaic. In the painting, "Jacob Blesses His Sons on His Deathbed," Jacob's children gather around for his final words (Genesis: 49:1-2, 28). Light seeps out of the darkness as Jacob lifts his hands to bless his sons, the 12 tribes of Israel.