Yerushalayim Shel Zahav (SOLD)
Acrylic, Pallet Knife, Gold Leaf on canvas.
This painting is sold, but can be recreated. Colors may be slightly different then pictured. For different custom sizes or colors, please contact us.
It takes 4-6 weeks to create an original painting.
About This Painting
When Naomi Shermer penned the lyrics to “Jerusalem of Gold,” Jews were not permitted to enter the Old City. After being forced out of their homes in East Jerusalem by the Hashemite Kingdom, they were refugees without pennies or possessions. During the ban, many Jewish places of worship were destroyed or severely damaged. Just a few weeks after Shermer wrote the song, the Six-Day War broke out and the Jewish nation regained control of the Western Wall. Shermer was about to perform her song for the paratroopers when they received the good news, so she wrote another verse for her song describing the victory. In this painting, we see the Kotel and the city dressed in shimmering gold, a symbol of God’s majesty and glory. While somber themes from Jewish history are spoken to throughout the song, the last verse, much like this painting by Nechama Fine Art, represents hope and triumph.