canvas 60*80, acrylic
december 28, 2015
among the descendants of yissaschar there were Torah sages who were able to look beyond a mere physical reality to devote their entire lives to studying the secrets of the Torah and the Creator. placed in the centre of the composition is an armillary sphere, one of the oldest tools for determining the celestial bodies’ coordinates. the tribe’s impressive knowledge of astronomy is representative of their vast knowledge of Torah and everything in the Creation. likewise, in yissaschar’s banner the sun and the moon symbolize male and female and these qualities in the months of the jewish calendar. as these celestial bodies stand out from a background of dark space we are reminded of the complimentary aspects of masculine and feminine and the fact that God’s creation is perfect with a everything in existence having its proper place, function and purpose.