Shanah Tovah | Happy New Year

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In 2014 I featured one of Alex Levin’s paintings in a post on my lifestyle blog about the 1st night of Hanukkah. Fast forward six years, I am finally featuring his beautiful paintings on my art blog. Since today’s sunset marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, let’s ring in the new year with a walk through the Hebrew calendar. Mr. Levin has a painting that perfectly represents each & every day of remembrance, festival, & holiday so get ready to see what you have to look forward to in the coming months. Shanah Tovah! Happy New Year! 🍎🍯🍏

*Note: I am Jewish but was not raised in Judaism so consulting the Hebrew calendar & gathering information on the holidays was new for me. Please feel free to let me know if anything is incorrect. 💕

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🗓   T i s h r e i   |   S e p t e m b e r   1 9 t h   t o   O c t o b e r   1 8 t h   🗓

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🕯   September 18th – Shabbat, Sabbath   🍞 

Levin, Alex. Shabbat Shalom. https://artlevin.com/product/shabbat-shalom/.

*Note: Shabbat is the seventh day of the week & a day of rest. It mirrors the rest God took after six days of creation.

H i g h   H o l y   D a y s   |   Y a m i m   N o r a i m

🍎   September 18th to 20th – Rosh Hashanah, New Year   🍯 

Levin, Alex. The Sounding of the Shofar. 2015. https://artlevin.com/product/sounding-of-the-shofar/.

*Note: This is a holiday celebrating the start of a new year. The 1st of Tishrei is the Hebrew calendar’s 1st of January.

🙏🏻   September 27th to 28th – Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement   🙏🏻   

Levin, Alex. Power of Kotel. 2012. https://artlevin.com/painting-view/power-of-kotel/.

*Note: This is the holiest day of the year, a day to atone for your sins.

🍋   October 2nd to 9th – Sukkot, Feast of Tabernacles   🌿

Levin, Alex. Selecting the Willow, Myrtle, and Etrog. https://artlevin.com/product/selecting-the-willow-myrtle-and-etrog/.

*Note: This holiday is all about agriculture, a time to celebrate the end of harvest & remember God’s provisions for His people.

📜   October 9th to 11th – Shemini Atzeret, Eighth Day of Assembly + Simchat Torah, Rejoicing With the Torah   📜 

Levin, Alex. Dancing With Torah at the Venice Synagogue. https://artlevin.com/product/dancing-with-torah-at-the-venice-synagogue/.

*Note: In with the new! This period of celebration marks the end of the public Torah reading cycle & the beginning of a new cycle.

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🗓   C h e s h v a n   |   O c t o b e r   1 9 t h   t o   N o v e m b e r   1 6 t h   🗓

🌅   October 18th to 19th – Rosh Chodesh, Head of the Month   🌇 

Levin, Alex. Morning Rising Above Jerusalem. 2007. https://artlevin.com/product/morning-rising-above-jerusalem/.

*Note: Rosh Chodesh marks the beginning of each new month.

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🗓   K i s l e v   |   N o v e m b e r   1 7 t h   t o   D e c e m b e r   1 5 t h   🗓  

🔥   December 10th to 18th – Hanukkah, Festival of Lights   🕎 

Levin, Alex. Magnificent Light of Menorah. 2005. https://artlevin.com/product/magnificent-light-of-menorah/.

*Note: First of all, this painting is how I discovered Alex Levin’s beautiful artwork. Second, Hanukkah is an eight-day festival celebrating Judah Maccabee’s victory against the Greek army & the rededication of the Second Temple.

🗓   T e v e t   |   D e c e m b e r   1 6 t h   t o   J a n u a r y   1 3 t h   🗓

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🗓   S h e v a t   |   J a n u a r y   1 4 t h   t o   F e b r u a r y   1 2 t h   🗓

🌳   January 27th to 28th – Tu BiShvat, New Year of the Trees   🌳 

Levin, Alex. Old Jerusalem Behind the Olive Tree. 2014. https://artlevin.com/product/old-jerusalem-behind-the-olive-tree/.

*Note: Just think of this as Jewish Arbor Day & go plant a beautiful new tree. 😉

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🗓   A d a r   |   F e b r u a r y   1 3 t h   t o   M a r c h   1 3 t h   🗓

👑   February 25th to 26th – Purim, Festival of Lots   🎭 

Levin, Alex. Purim in Jerusalem. https://artlevin.com/product/purim-in-jerusalem/.

*Note: This is the Jewish version of Halloween, a day to wear a costume & celebrate the defeat of Haman in the Book of Esther.

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🗓   N i s s a n   |   M a r c h   1 4 t h   t o   A p r i l   1 2 t h   🗓

🌊   March 27th to April 3rd – Pesach, Passover   🌊 

Levin, Alex. Moses Crossing the Sea. 2019. https://artlevin.com/product/moses-crossing-the-sea/.

*Note: Passover is a celebration of God delivering the Jews from slavery in Egypt. The name refers to the angel of death that passed over the homes of Jews during the tenth & final plague, specifically homes with goat or lamb’s blood painted around the door.

🕯   April 8th – Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day   🕯 

Levin, Alex. Road to Hell. 2016. https://artlevin.com/product/road-to-hell/.

*Note: This is a day to remember the 6,000,000+ Jews that died during the Holocaust. Never forget!

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🗓   L y a r   |   A p r i l   1 3 t h   t o   M a y   1 1 t h   🗓

✡️   April 15th to 16th – Yom Hazikaron, Memorial Day   ✡️

Levin, Alex. Paratroopers of 1967 and 2017. 2016. https://artlevin.com/product/paratroopers-of-1967-and-2017/.

*Note: This is a day to remember Jewish soldiers who died fighting for their country as well as civilian victims of terrorism.

🇮🇱   April 16th to 17th – Yom Ha’atzmaut, Independence Day   🇮🇱 

Levin, Alex. Israel – Past, Present, and Future. 2015. https://artlevin.com/product/israel-past-present-and-future/.

*Note: On this day in 1948, the country of Israel was born. 🎉

🕍   May 9th to 10th – Yom Yerushalayim, Jerusalem Day   🕍

Levin, Alex. Jerusalem A City on Seven Hills. 2018. https://artlevin.com/product/jerusalem-a-city-on-seven-hills-2/.
Levin, Alex. Jerusalem A City on Seven Hills. 2018. https://artlevin.com/product/jerusalem-a-city-on-seven-hills/.

*Note: This is a day to remember the end of the Six-Day War; East & West Jerusalem were reunited, & Israel took control of the Old City.

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🗓   S i v a n   |   M a y   1 2 t h   t o   J u n e   1 0 t h   🗓

 🌾   May 16th to 18th – Shavuot, Feast of Weeks   📜  

Levin, Alex. Light of Torah. 2011. https://artlevin.com/product/light-of-torah/.

*Note: Shavuot is the beginning of the wheat harvest & the anniversary of the Torah being given to the children of Israel on Mount Sinai.

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🗓  T a m m u z   |   J u n e   1 1 t h   t o   J u l y   9 t h   🗓

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🗓   A v   |   J u l y   1 0 t h   t o   A u g u s t   8 t h   🗓

😢   July 17th to 18th – Tisha B’Av, 9th of Av   😢 

Levin, Alex. Night of Tisha Be Av. 2013. https://artlevin.com/product/night-of-tisha-be-av/.

*Note: The 9th of Av is considered the saddest day in the Jewish calendar because it coincides with Jewish tragedies such as the destruction of both Solomon’s Temple & the Second Temple. Definitely a day to watch out for misfortune!

💘   July 23rd to 24th – Tu B’Av, 15th of Av   💘

Levin, Alex. Huppah in Jerusalem. 2012. https://artlevin.com/product/huppah-in-jerusalem/.

*Note: This is a holiday that could be described as the “Jewish Valentine’s Day.” It is a day of love & perfect for weddings. 👰🏻 💒 🤵🏽

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🗓   E l u l   |   A u g u s t   9 t h   t o   S e p t e m b e r   6 t h   🗓

🍎   Rosh Hashanah 2021   🍯  

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