Abigail Sarah Bagraim

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Abigail Sarah Bagraim is a professional artist living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. Abigail specialises in paintings on the Jewish Mystical Theme and has been working in this field for over 20 years.

Imaginary Scene of the World Beyond 1

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

As the person is about to die, he/she has the most extraordinary visions. He/she sees his/her relatives and friends who had passed on previously and now reside in the next world. This time of a dying person's vision is at his/her best and he/she can recognize all his/her dead relatives just as he/she saw them while they were still alive. If the dying person is virtuous then all his/her dead friends and relatives will celebrate with him/her and address him/her in a rejoicing fashion. However…

tree-of-life1

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

Jewish mystics have always argued that for the universe to exist, some of the primeval divine force had to be withdrawn into itself. The deity is thought to have contracted the divine essence inward, so as to create a primal space or vacuum for matter to come into being. The Kabbalists do not say so directly, but rather insinuate that this process - known as the tsimtsum - was in itself a kind of primeval exile of the unutterable Splendour. In the tsimtsum, the Essence was concentrated into…

Rebekah Consults the Oracles

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

“And the children struggled together within her; and she said: “If it be so, wherefore do I live?” And she went to inquire of the Lord. And the Lord said unto her: Two nations are in thy womb, And two peoples shall be separated from thy bowels; And the one people shall be stronger than the other people; And the elder shall serve the younger:”

Joseph  Painted from a 16th Century enamelled casket from Limoges, showing scenes from the Israelites’ descent into Egypt. On the lid is Joseph and his brothers; on the side is Joseph escaping from Potiphar’s wife.  Available for purchase through my website  #jewishart #mystic #artist

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

Painted from a 16th Century enamelled casket from Limoges, showing scenes from the Israelites’ descent into Egypt. On the lid is Joseph and his brothers; on the side is Joseph escaping from Potiphar’s wife.

Rachel’s Tomb From: $40.00  Rachel, matriarch of Israel, favourite wife of Jacob. Jacob worked for her father Laban in return for her hand. Mother of Joseph and Benjamin, she died while giving birth to the latter. The traditional site of her tomb is in northern Bethlehem and has been venerated at least from the 4th century, C.E. Women from all over the world visit this tomb to pray for their unborn children, their healthy children, their sick children and their dead children.  #artist…

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

Rachel, matriarch of Israel, favourite wife of Jacob. Jacob worked for her father Laban in return for her hand. Mother of Joseph and Benjamin, she died while giving birth to the latter. The traditional site of her tomb is in northern Bethlehem and has been venerated at least from the 4th century, C.E. Women from all over the world visit this tomb to pray for their unborn children, their healthy children, their sick children and their dead children.

Tree of Life 5

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

The Sefirot are seen as bright clouds, which conceal the inner kavod. The Sefirot as bright clouds have a double function. On the one hand they prevent us visualizing the Divine, but on the other hand they make visible what is actually invisible. The Sefirot have infinite qualities and each has its own specific characteristics and function and even though they are divine they have limits because they exist in time. The Sefirot were personalized even though they are shrouded in mystery, as…

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The story of Joseph

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

Jacob earned his share of eternity, but it was at a huge price. He was responsible for the destiny of Israel, the actual historical people of Israel, including the eternal, meta-historical Israel. Jacob was very aware of the multiplicity that was to characterise his descendants. Unlike his father's and his grandfather's children, his children were all part of Jewish history; even those who were exiled. Jacob foresaw how hard the future would be for Israel, the amount of suffering the people…

David

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

Jacob earned his share of eternity, but it was at a huge price. He was responsible for the destiny of Israel, the actual historical people of Israel, including the eternal, meta-historical Israel. Jacob was very aware of the multiplicity that was to characterise his descendants. Unlike his father's and his grandfather's children, his children were all part of Jewish history; even those who were exiled. Jacob foresaw how hard the future would be for Israel, the amount of suffering the people…

Ascent of the Soul 1  The Kabbalah explains what happens at the moment of physical death. According to the Zohar, the nefesh or bio energy dissipates as the body diminishes. The life energy flow, or ruach, stays for a while and then also vanishes. The Higher Self, or neshamah, completely detaches itself from the physical body and enters the spirit world by being greeted by all the souls with which the person was close to while on earth.  #jewish #kabbalah

Abigail Sarah Bagraim

The Kabbalah explains what happens at the moment of physical death. According to the Zohar, the nefesh or bio energy dissipates as the body diminishes. The life energy flow, or ruach, stays for a while and then also vanishes. The Higher Self, or neshamah, completely detaches itself from the physical body and enters the spirit world by being greeted by all the souls with which the person was close to while on earth.

Bless the Lord thy G-d  Louis Berman says in ‘Vegetarianism & the Jewish Tradition that: “Jewish vegetarianism is an expression of radical traditionalism. It holds that what is most worth preserving in Jewish life are its values – compassion for all that lives, concern for health & life, & regard for the welfare of those who live in want. These are the traditions most worth cherishing, even more clearly than chicken soup & roast brisket.”  Available for purchase on website.  #artist

Abigail Sarah Bagraim is a mystical Jewish artist and poet

Bless the Lord thy G-d Louis Berman says in ‘Vegetarianism & the Jewish Tradition that: “Jewish vegetarianism is an expression of radical traditionalism. It holds that what is most worth preserving in Jewish life are its values – compassion for all that lives, concern for health & life, & regard for the welfare of those who live in want. These are the traditions most worth cherishing, even more clearly than chicken soup & roast brisket.” Available for purchase on website. #artist

The Sefirot are seen as bright clouds, which conceal the inner kavod. The Sefirot as bright clouds have a double function. On the one hand they prevent us visualizing the Divine, but on the other hand they make visible what is actually invisible. The Sefirot have infinite qualities and each has its own specific characteristics and function and even though they are divine they have limits because they exist in time.

Abigail Sarah Bagraim is a mystical Jewish artist and poet

The Sefirot are seen as bright clouds, which conceal the inner kavod. The Sefirot as bright clouds have a double function. On the one hand they prevent us visualizing the Divine, but on the other hand they make visible what is actually invisible. The Sefirot have infinite qualities and each has its own specific characteristics and function and even though they are divine they have limits because they exist in time.

Love Above The Old City  My mother & father met each other in Jerusalem at the time of Independence. They relayed stories to us of how they used to wander the hills of Jerusalem.  My mother was 18 & my father a few years older.  The mermaids at the bottom show the rising of the sub-conscious. The Hebrew letters remind us that the world, as we know it, was created by G-d, using the Hebrew alphabet.  Prints of my works can be purchased on my website www.abigailsarah.co.za

Abigail Sarah Bagraim is a mystical Jewish artist and poet

Love Above The Old City My mother & father met each other in Jerusalem at the time of Independence. They relayed stories to us of how they used to wander the hills of Jerusalem. My mother was 18 & my father a few years older. The mermaids at the bottom show the rising of the sub-conscious. The Hebrew letters remind us that the world, as we know it, was created by G-d, using the Hebrew alphabet. Prints of my works can be purchased on my website www.abigailsarah.co.za