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Baruch Hashem For the Torah Science Fundation!

Torah And Visual Arts

Art emanates from a much higher super-conscious sphere than science. When revealed in the world, science must immerse itself in the conscious intellect in order to be understood. Art always maintains its connection to the unconscious. In fact, the more subtle the connection to the mysterious and intangible strata of the soul, the greater the work of art becomes. Science deals in clear and precise terms, while art reveals the more indefinable awareness of G-d's grace in the soul..

The oil painting shown below is by the Israeli artist, Tuvia Katz, and it is entitled "Creation". It represents the Divine energy (depicted at the top of the picture) entering the creative process, going through the contraction of "Zeir anpin" (depicted by the letters "Zain" and "Aleph" in the center of the picture (for an explanation of the concept of "Zain Anpin" see http://www.inner.org/worlds/zeiranpn.htm), and culminating in "Malkut", the material dimension of reality embodying our everyday world.

 

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This oil painting is a tryptich by Tuvia Katz  entitled "Jerusalem awaiting redemption" The streets of Jerusalem are represented in the center of the picture, The temple building, ready to enter the city upon redemption, is seen in the upper right.

 

 

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Please contact us at webmaster@torahscience.org if you are interested in purchasing canvas or paper reproductions of these pictures. Proceeds of the sales will benefit the Torah Science Foundation. If you are interested in the original art, you can contact the painter Tuvia Katz directly at 972-2-651-4326.


The firmament only served to separate between the two types of wisdom, the letter
vav.gif 11x12(vav) is the Hebrew conjunction ‘and’. It thus serves to bring the two waters back together again into a unified whole of human knowledge, fostering growth and respect between the Divine and the mundane.

Thus the Foundation’s logo symbolizes the unification of the higher and lower waters; revealed and scientific wisdom.

 

 

 

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