BMG Israel Raffle 2013 Art

bmg 2I was privileged to create the art this year for the annual Beth Medrash Govoha fly to Israel raffle campaign.

Beth Medrash Govoha is the largest Rabbinical Seminary in the world outside of Israel, with over 6,500 students. I am a graduate of BMG.

The cartoon “family” that appears in the ad was originally created by the renowned Israeli artist Gadi Pollack.

Some of the art in this illustration is based on my memories of studying at the Mir Yeshiva in Israel.

In particular I remember a cleaners called “Whitesheep” next to the Mir Yeshiva. In this illustration I changed it to “Whitefish” which is the word sheep backward in Hebrew. There are some other references as well if you look closely.

I choose the theme of a Meah Shearim Hachnasas Sefer Torah because it encapsulates for me the experience of Israel.

The sky turns  shades of pink and gold and the torches glow light up the smiling faces of the children. The music rises and falls, winding through the narrow streets ahead  of the swaying dancers – there is a deep sense of peace and joyous closeness with G-d.

* Trivia Question: What time of the year does this must this picture depict?

 

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