Art Kabbalah Mystic

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Kosher Sex

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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 possibly observing) Jew to visualize this metaphor on canvas, but I am helped by the possibilities of abstract and gestalt art which can elevate the so-called “animal act” into something more sublime and even transcendental.
Dealing with this attempt is a selection from my various paintings, especially from the Dialogue series,
the Congealings series ,
the Triptych series
and the Songs series
which can be surfed by those who would like to see additional examples.



Author: Dov Lederberg

Dov Lederberg grew up in the Philadelphia area (Central HS 211) and began his involvement in the arts at Haverford College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Fine Arts, concentrating on the experimental film and became an active film-maker within The New American Underground. In the late Sixties Dov studied in yeshivas in NYC and Israel. Between 1970 and 1994 he worked as an independent film director, mainly for Israel Television, making documentary and educational films. Since 1983 Dov has been deeply involved in using new art mediums and techniques to express the subtle ideas of Jewish mystical teachings and meditation. His current work is involved with kabbalah mandalas and visual paradigms for dialogue, triptychs and wax congealings, polymer emulsions, essentially creating an evocative 'gestalt' which invites the viewer's active interaction and interpretation. His paintings and video art are exhibited in museums and galleries in the United States and Israel. Dov lives in Tzfat (Safed) Israel but makes frequent trips abroad for exhibitions and lectures. Only a small number of Dov's numerous works are exhibited in this site, the public is invited to view his expanded site at and if there is an interest in a purchase, please contact the artist via email.

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