Meet Our Neighbors: David Friedman

7days David Friedman Kabbalah ArtWhether or not you’re familiar with Kabbalah, David Friedman’s work will inspire you to learn more. His colorful and mystical paintings pull you in and invoke curiosities.

Friedman was raised in a modern orthodox home in Denver Co. He studied at the Rhode island school of design in providence for a year but decided to leave and focus more on the Torrah and Jewish mysticism. In his mid teens he met a Rabbi that introduced him to the Kabbalah, his life was changed from that day forward. In 1977 he moved to Jerusalem to further study the Torah. He stayed there for two years and was fortunate enough to met his beautiful wife Miriam.

Big Bang David Friedman Kabbalah ArtDavid and Miriam were married in 1979 and moved to Tzfat. In 1948, when Israel became an independent state, the artist colony was established in the old city of Tzfat. Studios and galleries had opened throughout the city and it seemed to be the perfect place for the Friedman family to call home.

The gallery, Kosmic Kabbalah Art is just a hop, skip, and jump away from Livnot and is a must see on your journey through Tzfat. When you visit you’ll see that the primary focus is Kabbalah-inspired art. Each painting has a purpose and a meaning. Complementary colors are used to brighten the energy of the work.  Text from the Kabbalah are transformed into intricate designs that will catch your eye from 20 meters away. David considers himself to be a baby boomer and any Deadhead can see the influence of their old album covers in his art.

The Friedman family is very open and inviting and would love to show you around.

Contributed by Lianna Camp
Meir Paltiel
Meir Paltiel
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Originally from Syracuse, NY, Meir received his BA in American History and Political Science from Tulane University and his MS in Resource Management from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. He arrived in Israel in 1992, served in the Nahal Infantry Unit before moving to Kibbutz Sde Eliyahu. On Kibbutz, Meir was Assistant Manager of the... Read More