I grew up in Paris where as an art major and later a trained artist I had access to some of the finest art exhibits and museums in the world. I often went to the Louvre, Beaubourg, The Orangerie and of course the “Musée Du Jeu de Paume” amongst many others. From 1947 to 1986, the Jeu de Paume housed many famous works by artists like Cézanne, Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, Renoir and many other Impressionists who greatly contributed to my passion for art. In 1991, the museum re-opened as France’s first museum of contemporary art after its Impressionist collection had migrated to the newly opened Musée d’ Orsay.
Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
For behold, Your enemies make an uproar,
And those who hate You have exalted themselves.
They make shrewd plans against Your people,
And conspire together against Your treasured ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us wipe them out as a nation,
That the name of Israel be remembered no more.”
For they have conspired together with one mind;
Against You they make a covenant