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Interview with Dov Lederberg

Interview with Dov Lederberg

January 30th, 2014

Please introduce yourself.
I am an emerging artist in the context of creating works or gestalts whose various meanings “emerge” to my audience (and to myself) with repeated viewings. I am a chassidic artist, first of all via genetics, being a direct scion of the Maggid of Mezeritz, for whom I am named, and of course via my studies and contacts with the Lubavitcher Rebbe and other great teachers.

How long have you looked at yourself as an artist?
During my teenage and early...

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Kabbalah and Art and Healing

Kabbalah and Art and Healing

January 30th, 2014

Kabbalah is the various teachings dealing with Jewish mysticism, its prime source being the Sefer HaZohar, the Book of Splendor, based on the teachings of Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, who lived in the Second Century. The common translation of the word Kabbalah is "receiving", implying that the teachings were originally and are still best transmitted from master to disciple. Another interesting variant meaning from the same Hebrew root word K-B-L and its first appearance in the Torah refers to the...

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The Cherubs on the Ark of the Covenant - A Visual Paradigm for Dialogue

The Cherubs on the Ark of the Covenant - A Visual Paradigm for Dialogue

January 27th, 2014

The Torah portion of Terumah in the Book of Exodus discusses the details of the Sanctuary in which God dwells. The first vessel related to in detail in this portion is the Ark of the Covenant, above which are the two CHERUBS (Exodus 25: 10-23). While the Holy Ark contains the Torah--God's eternal wisdom--His voice and ongoing directives emanate from between the joined wingtips of the two cherubs, who symbolize the consummate love of delights between God and the people of Israel.
Not always...

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The Secrets of the 12 Tribes in the Kho-Shen

The Secrets of the 12 Tribes in the Kho-Shen

January 22nd, 2014

LEVI לוי - SHIMON שמעון - REUBEN ראובן
ZEBULUN זבולן - ISSACHAR יששכר - JUDAH יהודה
GAD גד - NAFTALI נפתלי - DAN דן
BENJAMIN בנימין - JOSEPH יוסף - ASHER אשר

The...

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Kosher Sex

Kosher Sex

January 17th, 2014

Kosher Sex
Judaism does not view sexual relations in the proper context as something dirty or sinful, but as an experience with the potential for expanded consciousness and even the possibility for mystical revelation. This is implied in the midrashic interpretation of the Song of Songs and throughout the Zohar, which likens the relation of G-d to his faithful to that of groom and bride, a man and his wife.
There is a problem for me as an observant (and observing) Jew to visualize this...

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