A New Chapter for Rivka
Oil on Canvas 30x40
Original Image Taken: 1967
Rivka is my mother-in-law and this moment was a turning point for her. She was celebrating her engagement to Harry and things were about to change.
Rivka didn’t know it then but within a few years of getting married, she and Harry would embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Harry had a dream of raising his family in Israel and Rivka became a willing player. Together they quit their secure jobs; they sold their comfortable home and moved with their 3 children to an absorption center in Jerusalem. I admire the fact that Rivka was able to shift gears, set aside everything she thought her life would be and go on this journey with an open mind. The Israeli dream only lasted five years but the memories are still a great return on the investment.