If you have ever had a chance to speak with me on a
deeper level (i.e. not fashion related) you would quickly
find out that I am very much a spiritual person... Do I pray
every single day with a prayer book in hand? No. Do I say
every single blessing before I eat? No. Do I slip curse words
here and there? Yes... I am not, by any means, a perfect
person - following every rule that I believe in - all of the time. I
AM however, a deeply spiritual person.
I naturally believe in a higher being and purpose. Being that
I am an observant Jew, I have the perfect outlet to put this spirituality and belief to use. I
struggle to understand many areas of life and religion, but I always find myself back
to a place of faith an at the end of the day. I ultimately believe that there is a greater reason beyond my personal
understanding. With that being said, I have the same love
and passion for Israel.
Israel, my home. If you haven't been living under a rock
lately, then you probably have heard the amazing
statement from President Trump. "I have determined
that it is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the
capital of Israel," the president said on
December 6, 2017. This statement was groundbreaking and hopefully, will bring about more positive change for Israel in the future.
When I discovered Yaeli and her artwork, all of her pieces spoke to me and reminded me of my love for Israel. This one, in particular, has a lot of meaning to me. Titled "B'Achdut" (translating to
"In Unity"), the painting showcases all different types of
people joining together at the Kotel to pray. It conveys that while all
of us may be very different, we all can still unite for
a greater purpose.
I love this message and to have a painting that brings this to
life is so special to me. I come from a unique
background and really believe in the power of joining
forces and helping each other, despite those differences -
and maybe even because of those differences!