Shalom from Tzfat! I hope you are enjoying your Eliyahu ben Ze'ev artwork and that it is bringing a positive breath of Israel to your home, office and


Shalom from Tzfat! I hope you are enjoying your Eliyahu ben Ze'ev artwork and that it is bringing a positive breath of Israel to your home, office and life.

I am happy to introduce my newest product, the Panoramic Chanukiah!

This Chanukah Menorah is crafted from a panoramic image of the Kotel (Western Wall) in Jerusalem, fused between two pieces of glass and hand built into a structure for holding candles or oil cups. When the lights are kindled, the image of the kotel is illuminated. If you place the Chanukiah in a window, the lights are visible from the outside, fulfilling the mitzvah of "Pirsumei Nissah" (publicizing the miracle of Chanukah).

The Chanukiah is handmade right here in Israel's beautiful Galilee and is truly a unique piece of Judaic art. It can be used with either candles (tea lights work great) or oil cups. There is a holder for the Shamash candle as well.

This is the first time in the history of the Jewish People that these Chanukiot are available. To celebrate, I am offering them to my past customers at a special introductory price. The regular price is $180, but if you place an order by Nov 21, you will receive a $30 discount for a price of $150. As a bonus for ordering now, you will also get 50% off the shipping cost. Ordering by Nov 21 will guarantee that you receive the Panoramic Chanukiah in time for Chanukah. (we will continue to take orders after Nov 21 but cannot guarantee that the Chanukiah will be received in time for the beginning of the holiday). For those of you who like to kindle the Chanukah lights with olive oil, for an extra $20, I will include a full set of oil cups, wicks and wick holders.

If you are a store, synagogue, or other institution and would like to place a wholesale order, please contact me.

To order, simply send me an email here and I will get your details and send an invoice to pay via credit card or PayPal on our secure website.

"Received the Chanukiah. I absolutely love it. Thanks so much!", a recently satisfied customer.


Gallery Sale!


In other news from the studio: I have recently lost the lease on my gallery space in Tzfat. The building was sold and I had to move out. Because of this, I am having a big discount sale on my entire stock of framed and unframed prints that I had in the gallery. (There is not enough room in my house to store everything!) Within the coming week or so I'll be sending another email with that info. There will be big discounts and it's a great time to purchase Chanukah presents for friends and family!


New Book to be Released

I recently completed shooting the photos for our 4th childrens' book in the "Nature in Israel" series written by Allison Ofanansky and published by KarBen Publishing. The book will be released in 2013 (!). It tells the story of growing and harvesting wheat for the holiday of Shavout and making goat milk cheesecake!


Our other three books have been received very well by the public. Our newest book, What's the Buzz? Honey for a Sweet New Year was released this past summer. It's the story of how honey is made, leading up to Rosh HaShana. Harvest of Light, which is a Chanukah story about making olive oil, and Sukkot Treasure Hunt, about collecting the 4 species (Lulav, Etrog, Arava, Hadass) for Sukkot, have been doing great. Why not order? They also make great gifts for kids on Chanukah. To order autographed copies go to my web page,


Who am I?


Some of you know me as Eliyahu ben Ze'ev, some as Andy Alpern. Eliyahu ben Ze'ev is my Hebrew name and Andy Alpern, guessed it! I live in the Galilee, in Tzfat’s picturesque Artists’ Quarter, with my wife and 2 sons where I maintain a gallery and studio. I create fine-art photography, printing my own images using archival materials, lead photography workshops in the field, and create unique Judaic Art.
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