Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan: the Chofetz Chaim. 1839-1933  16×20  Oil on canvas


Each original artwork starts with a subject idea that is meaningful for me personally, followed by daydreaming and a sketch. I painstakingly work on each piece, whether it be for three weeks or more, until each and every detail is right. I use the highest quality paints and cover the painting with a varnish so that it will not crack nor yellow. The canvas is top-grade and hand woven in India, and finished with three coats of primer. The stretcher bars are made of solid wood and are treated to be warp-proof. These pieces are made to last.



Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan, “Chofetz Chaim” 1839-1933. 16×20 Acrylic on canvas. Original Art

Rabbi Israel Meir Kagan, also known as the Chofetz Chaim still has an impact on
Jewish life today. He is considered the most influential figure in 20th century Orthodox
Judaism. He was a highly respected Talmudic scholar, teacher and writer. He
emphasized ethics as well as Talmud as did others in the Lithuanian Yeshivot tradition.
His most popular book The Hafetz Hayyim deals with Lashon Hara (slander/gossip).
His personality was charismatic and he spoke to all Jews in an unpretentious manner, for
this he has been compared to the Hassidim. He remains a Rabbi of significant



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