I painted this painting right before Tisha Ba’Av.
I painted it all in red very consciously because when I think of Kever Rochel, I think of all the pain and blood that has been spilt because we are in Gallus. As spiritually uplifting Kever Rochel is, it also reminds me of all the pain we have gone through for thousands of years.
Rochel’s tefillah was answered because she cared so so much for her sister, and would not let her be embarrassed. To prevent that, she was willing to condemn herself to marrying a rasha. It reminds me how important every person is, and to what lengths we have to go to care for, and protect our jewish family.