For many years my brother’s family lived on the street depicted in this painting in the Old City of Jerusalem. His home was through the arch on the left. We would occasionally rent the home on the right of the arch when visiting. Here, my boys are shown walking down the stairs to the street where my parents lived, around the corner.

The Old City of Jerusalem is like no other place on earth. Just breathing you feel the holiness. This is the place where King David bought the land and left it for his son Solomon to build the Temple. The stones in this painting are painted with many colors. The people who come through the old city to visit from all over the world are so colorful themselves. Although I do not physically live in Jerusalem, a piece of my heart is always there!

The biblical verse incorporated into this painting is:

“הנה מה טוב ומה נעים, שבת אחים גם יחד”,

[insert English translation]. (Psalm 133).