Hello does anyone know of anyone I could contact or where I could look with regard to an explanation of the painting on the front of the Aryeh Kaplan Reader by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan himself?

Aryeh Kaplan Reader Cover

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    Rabbi Kaplan passed away years ago; maybe try the publisher. – Shalom Sep 12 '18 at 13:37
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    Welcome to MiYodeya B First. Great to have you learn with us! – mbloch Sep 12 '18 at 14:10
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    @Dude R' Aryeh Kaplan ztz''l was niftar in 1983. I don't think you can ask him personally. Maybe wait to ask him until techias hameisim? – ezra Sep 12 '18 at 14:11
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    His widow (Yocheved?) might have some information; I believe she resides in Brooklyn. – Oliver Sep 12 '18 at 16:24
  • Or his nine children@Oliver – Dr. Shmuel Sep 12 '18 at 18:10

Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan was among many things a painter. He mentioned this in his book Jewish Meditation.

At the thirtieth anniversary of his passing, his son started a Facebook page in order to raise money and the like to fund a Sefer Torah in his memory.

On that Facebook page he also posted different pictures and paintings from his father. Here is the post of the [seemingly] original copy of that painting. Maybe he’ll answer you through Facebook?

(It’s no longer an active Facebook page, as far as I can tell)

  • Also, I do remember once seeing somewhere an explanation of the different parts of that painting, I of course don’t remember where. – Dr. Shmuel Sep 12 '18 at 13:59

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