The road to Hebron is sol-ed by twists and turns. The mountains of Judea not have the lush vegetation of those in the Galilee, or the nakedness of the Negev desert. The mountains rise delia Judea bitter, old, with a powerful presence. There is no particular trace of the human hand. The land itself has created an atmosphere . The earth lives . Communicates a message, teaches ii strength and courage.

The road leading to Hebron, to Maarath Hamahpelah, which contains the tombs of our patriarchs, Avraham, Yitzhak, Yaacov.Do had promised this land to the descendants of these men, ourselves, the Jewish people today.

Mahpelah teaches the respect for the land. It is not only the our land , but a land holy land where the presence of Gd was manifested, and His influence is felt. In the name of this holiness of our people pray for more than 2000 years, “and gather from the 4 corners of the earth and lead us to our country.”

There is a small art gallery on the side of Maarath Hamahpelah. The owner of the gallery, artistapittore, has a Jewish face. Door

“‘” “• • • ntra-kippah, a beard and tsisit. E’ rather unusual to encounter a citizen jew Hebron. In 1929, the Arab population of the city massacred the Jewish inhabitants. Since then, Hebron has become an Arab town .

The face seems to belong to Mount Hebron. It oozes firmness, vigor and strength of the surrounding landscape is softened by a kind of tenderness and sensitivity alia spirituality that emanates from Mahpelah.

This face is comely, cute. These feelings are asserted when the face becomes an individual. It belongs to Baruch Nahscion, a Sabra, an artist, a Hassid.

Baruch was born in Haifa. . From his most tender infancy, was motivated by a need to express themselves and awareness of the beauty of the creation which God has provided. Describing his childhood, recalls: “I loved the sight of shepherds leading their flocks at the top of the hill alia, at dawn. I was enchanted by the alluring sight of Haifa, with its lights and its varying colors. Wander in the mountains kidnap my heart and nourished my spirit. ”

The sensitivity of Baruch alia


sions vivid that it receives from its environment and powerful images suggested by the situations she encounters asked to express themselves in shape and color.

Painting allows him to give free rein Alie powerful emotions that vibrate in him.

At age eleven, he meets Narani Shlomo, a jew sefaradita painter. Narani 70 years old, at that time, however, he feels attracted by this young talent and experiences with her, a feeling of friendship. Baruch evokes emotion with the memory of Na-rani: “He was a true artist. His work had a purity of prayer. Watching him, I was witness to the seriousness of artistic creation and the you-love that it invaded until he took his brush. And ‘from him that I gained some form of Conceito and love for perfection.

He taught me more. The approach of the Sabbath, stopped his work. Voluntarily subdued his creativity and his appreciation of beauty will last alia of the Supreme Creator. ” In his youth, Baruch felt growing in him a spiritual consciousness. Since he was raised in a religious center, the Torah and the Mizvot fan most of his life. Therefore, it is attracted by the freedom and independence daresterno powered and does not know how to reconcile these two forces in him.

A song re-establish the harmony between these two forces. , it does not

contain any word; is a sem_


manufactured by people who are trying to be happy, but true joy and sincere.

Baruch hear this song alia radio. He uses this as background music and do not really pay attention to his program. He does not feel, or maybe the announcer does not pronounce the title of the song, nor the name of the singer. But when he hears this melody, becomes aware that he has never heard anything like it. feels that the song has captured his soul.

A few months later, Baruch invite some friends to join them to celebrate Yud Tet Kislev in Kfar Habad. the village Lubavitch at Tel Aviv. This date commemorates the liberation from prison of the Russian Raibbi Shneur Zalman of Liadi, the founder of Habad Hasidism. When he enters the room of the party, Baruch recognizes the song heard alia radio. Look at the people who sing and notes the extent to which the song is the true expression of their feelings.

The elevation interior of their hearts is reflected on their faces and manifests itself in their voices. Baruch feels appartener them. Never met Hasidism previously, however it feels united with those men . In their joyful celebration, he feels a vibrant state of happiness and a deep sense of meaning and purpose inherent. At this point, he decided to become a Hassid.

At Yeshiva, Baruch discover how to use prayer as a process of connecting with Gd. There, take the taste “farbrengen,” a gathering of Hasidim that focuses on the analysis of the self and the elevation staff. The description of these years would be incomplete without the memory of a person, and only the dominant influence of the Yeshiva, Rav Shlomo Haim Kesselman.

This was a powerful man, he literally burned for energy and Hassidic life. Baruch was attracted to it. We noticed an internalized appreciation of the divine presence and awareness of the need to review with all the fire of his being.

In Yeshiva, Baruch begins to appreciate the importance of a Rebbe. The Habad Rebbe gives a position of unique importance. The consults for all the important issues. He gives a new challenge to Baruch. How can a man who has never seen, giving