About Kalman

I am an artist.

~Creating art that brings forth the wisdom and beauty of sacred Hebrew letters~

 

Hey, you there! Welcome to the world of scribal art!

A modern day expression that is based in the wisdom of the Torah, and the power of the holy Hebrew language. 

Hi, I’m Kalman Gavriel Delmoor, and I bring the wisdom and beauty of the ancient Hebrew language forth with my artwork. I work with the traditional scribal tools such as quills, parchment, and ink. In addition I love using more modern mediums such as color, negative space, and shape.

I’ve always had a passion for the hebrew letters. When I made aliyah to Israel I found a scribal teacher, Rabbi Yair Eisenstock. When I finished my IDF service as a paratrooper, I knew I had a calling as a scribe, and as an artist. I began writing Ketubahs and small prayers while living in Nachlaot, a neighborhood near the Shuk in Jerusalem.

Over time I began to see the letters as a form of art, to use their spiritual power to create a bond between people, art, and ancient texts. I began collaborating with local artists, running workshops, and educating myself about scribes, the meaning behind the hebrew language, and their history.

My studio is in the Old City of Jerusalem, at the four Sephardi Synagogues. I’ve been inspired by the city and its history ever since I worked as a dorm counselor in a yeshivah here. I collect stories of it’s history

The most exciting part of working here is meeting people from all over the world; sharing my passion, art, knowledge, stories, and history.

Welcome to my online home. I invite you to come in and join my journey.
Learn more about the hebrew language and scribal art on my blog.

Explore my art, and visit the store. 

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.