About Kalman

Mission Statement

Kalman Gavriel Delmoor is an American born Scribe who sits in the Old City of Jerusalem at the Four Sephardic Synagogues.

In the Old City, Kalman creates Scribal art, interacts with tourists from all around the world, and runs scribal workshops.

Kalman learned to be a scribe from Rabbi Yair Eisenstock while studying in Otniel, a religious zionist yeshiva in the Hebron Hills of Israel.

After four years of Learning in Yeshiva, Kalman made Aliyah and drafted into the IDF, serving in the elite Paratrooper brigade for two years.

Kalman’s Love and passion for the hebrew letters made him practice diligently throughout his service and begin working as an independent scribe upon release.

Kalman began writing Ketubahs and small prayers while living in the Nachlaot Neighborhood of Jerusalem.

In Nachlaot, he also started working in collaboration with local artists and running community workshops.

He became acquainted with the Old City while working as a dorm counselor in Orayta, a one year Yeshiva program.

Kalman worked as a scribe in the Old City at an Artisans Gallery named ‘The Fifth Quarter’ before moving to the Four Sephardic Synagogues in 2016.

Kalman currently lives in Jerusalem with his wife Batyah.

“I focus my work on connecting content and imagery, micro and macro, in a smart and meaningful way that I hope can inspire people around the world.

So many Jews today find it difficult to connect with their tradition in a standard way of the old generations. I try to make the wisdom of our tradition come to life.

I aspire to help introduce the deep well of wisdom from the tradition to a progressive generation of holy seekers.”

Inner Flame

Inner Flame

I Am That I Am. Exodus 3:14

This name of God was revealed to Moses at the burning bush. ‘וַ֠יֵּרָא מַלְאַ֨ךְ יְהֹוָ֥ה אֵלָ֛יו בְּלַבַּת־אֵ֖שׁ מִתּ֣וֹךְ הַסְּנֶ֑ה וַיַּ֗רְא וְהִנֵּ֤ה הַסְּנֶה֙ בֹּעֵ֣ר בָּאֵ֔שׁ וְהַסְּנֶ֖ה אֵינֶ֥נּוּ אֻכָּֽל׃ An angel of the LORD appeared to him in a blazing fire out of a bush. He gazed, and there was a bush all aflame, yet the bush was not consumed. (Exodus 3:1) Moses asks God for his name וַיֹּ֨אמֶר מֹשֶׁ֜ה אֶל־הָֽאֱלֹהִ֗ים הִנֵּ֨ה אָנֹכִ֣י בָא֮ אֶל־בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵל֒ וְאָמַרְתִּ֣י לָהֶ֔ם אֱלֹהֵ֥י אֲבוֹתֵיכֶ֖ם שְׁלָחַ֣נִי אֲלֵיכֶ֑ם וְאָֽמְרוּ־לִ֣י מַה־שְּׁמ֔וֹ מָ֥ה אֹמַ֖ר אֲלֵהֶֽם׃ Moses said to God, “When I come to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” (Exodus 3:13) “I am that I am” (Exodus 13:14) (Bold) This work of art is the arrangement of this name “I am that I am” as symbolically representing the burning bush. The Golden letter Shin in the center of the name represents the Inner fire that is external. What fire is aflame but doesn’t consume? The Inner Fire.

היה הוה והיה

היה הוה והיה

HaShem was. HaShem is. And HaShem will be.

A simple three words that mean so much. HaShem, the Almighty God of Israel, always was, always is and always will be in our lives and with all of creation. Deep breathe. Open up our eyes to seeing Godliness around us.

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