At a moment when most of us are celebrating the High Holidays in new ways, these artists have created work that we hope will excite, inspire, and steep us in the essence of the Days of Awe.
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Shay Arick is an Israeli installation artist who during the quarantine has started a photography-based series of plant sculptures from Israeli flora. These images are a series where each work references the seven species which have spiritual significance and are understood as important agricultural foods during Biblical times in Israel.
Wheat and Barley
Wheat and Barley
Dvir Cohen Eraki
High Holidays Melodies
ניגונים לחגי תשרי
Dvir draws from his Yemenite cantorial heritage to create these videos that feature prayers and melodies from the High Holidays.
In the Yemenite tradition, Achot Ketana (Little Sister) is sung on the eve of Rosh Hashanah by the eldest man in the synagogue, piercing the silent room with the powerful melody. With this song, Dvir hopes that the divine feminine energy will bless us all in this new year with life and health and love.
El Nora Alila
אל נורא עלילה
El Nora Alila is sung at the end of Yom Kippur just before the fast ends, and Dvir is drawn to its hopeful and joyful melody at this moment of spiritual uplifting. As he sings, he expresses gratitude to his ancestors and the lineage which has carried through centuries, and he hopes we can open our hearts to beauty in this coming year.
Lead Vocals and Arrangement – Dvir Cohen Eraki
Lead Vocals – Liat Zion
Guitar & Piano – Idan Armoni
Ney Flute, Clarinet & Vocals – Amir Shehasar
Video – Tal Alkalay
High Holiday Activity Pages
דפי יצירה לחגי תשרי
Since the start of the pandemic, Chari has been on a mission to create fun and humorous content to help spread cheer to children and adults alike during these trying times. She has created High Holiday activity pages for kids (and adults) to enjoy. So print, color, create, and share photos on social media so we can celebrate the holidays together!
Efrat Hakimi and Shabtai Pinchevsky
In Tashlikh Atlas, visitors are encouraged to reflect on the things they wish to let go of for the new year, both personally and socially. The website will determine your geographic location and you can cast off a short text to a nearby body of water. Visitors can explore bodies of water around the world to see all contributions. The accumulated content will be viewable online through the end of Sukkot and will then be washed away, for a better year to come.