2016 | oil on canvas, 100x100cm
What the Prophets had done to uphold the Jewish spirit in the Babylonian Captivity, the rabbis did in this wider dispersion. Pride had to be regained, order had to be established, faith and morals maintained, health of body and mind rebuilt after a shattering experience.
Will Durant, The Story of Civilization. Volume 4: The Age of Faith (1950).