Peaceful Sleep



My first grandchild! I visited my daughter, who is living in Israel again, and assisted her before, during, and after the delivery of Yedidya Shalom. I  took a photo of him when he was 2 weeks old. He was so peaceful sleeping in his stroller. I began this painting immediately after I returned home to the USA.

The biblical verse in this painting is:

ידיד נפש אהב הרחמן משך עבדך אל רצונך ירוץ עבדך כמו איל ישתחוה אל מול הדרך יערב לו ידידותיך מנפת צוף וכל טעם הדור נאה זיו העולם נפשי חולת אהבתך אנא אל נא רפא נא לה בהראות לה נעם זיוף אז תתחזק ותתרפא והיתה לה שמחת עולם

Beloved the soul, Father who is compassionate, draw your servant to your will. May your servant run like a deer to bow toward your majesty it will be sweeter to him your friendship than the dripping of honeycomb in all flavors. Majestic one, pleasant one radiance of the universe! My soul pines for your love. Please, O G-d, please heal it now, by showing it the pleasantness of your radiance. Then it will be strengthened and be healed and it will have gladness eternally. (Yedid Nefesh is a song that is sung at the 3rd meal on Shabbat)