Torah at Kotel
Torah at the Kotel Oil on Canvas 2010 Original Painting Sold Art Prints available S/M/L
Three days a week the Torah is read beside the Kotel. These occasions are intricately connected; without the Torah we would have no Kotel. It would just be another wall. Instead it is a site of holiness. A place where the Torah comes alive, its words chanted in the unique tune designed for it, rising together with the words of prayer, both personal and public.
Can stone be alive? It cannot breathe, it is solid, heavy and does not change. Yet, the Kotel - uniquely textured blocks of golden hue - has stood proudly through the centuries. Every prayer, every story, every emotion that has ever existed has been absorbed by this silent witnesses. Is the Kotel not a living witness of our nation’s history?
The Western Wall, The Wailing Wall, the Kotel, are all names for the one remaining wall of the Temple Mount. People flock to it to pray, to celebrate, to mourn; To find or strengthen a spiritual connection with God. Through good times and bad, this one wall of strength has been the silent backbone for Jews throughout the centuries.
God has kept this wall alive, connecting Jews to their heritage and home. Inspired by this - the Kotel, standing proudly and silently - appears often throughout the paintings of Jordana Klein.