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Infinite Eight / Aleph #3

Numbers are an important part of the Kabbalah.  Seven is used to represent time and space.  This can be seen in my pictures ‘The Seven Days of Creation’ and ‘The Holy Palace’.  Eight represents beyond time and space - the realm of the Infinite and the Eternal - the realm of miracles and the supernatural.  (See the explanation of my picture The Infinite Eight and the Infinite Aleph).



2008
Acrylic on paper
60 x 50 cm



Infinite Aleph #4

Quote from ‘The Way of God’

This picture is a quote from the 17th Century Kabbalist Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto, also known as the Ramchal.  It is from his classic book, ‘The Way of God’.  It sums up for me the main point of Judaism, and spiritual practice and religious observance in general with fifty Hebrew words.  Here is my translation of these fifty words that can be found in Part 1, Chapter 4, Paragraph 6:
 

Infinite Aleph

Infinite Eight

Numbers are an important part of the Kabbalah.  Seven is used to represent time and space.  This can be seen in my pictures ‘The Seven Days of Creation’ and ‘The Holy Palace’.  Eight represents beyond time and space - the realm of the Infinite and the Eternal - the realm of miracles and the supernatural. 

Ein Sof and the Ten Sefirot

A Tree Of Life For Those Who Hold It

The above words from Proverbs 3:18 are written in the grey Hebrew letters around the circle.  The Kabbalah is associated with the Tree of Life.  It teaches us how to connect to our souls and thus live forever.
 
The two fiery figures in this picture represent the 2nd Century kabbalist Rabbi Shimon Bar Yochai; and the 16th Century kabbalist Rabbi Isaac Luria.