Darius Gilmont, Toldot, book illustration, 2014, Tell your Children: The Torah in five volumes, Volume 5 Devarim – Words

Darius Gilmont is an artist in Tel Aviv, Israel creating colorful and whimsical paintings based on biblical stories and Jewish life. This painting illustrates the sixth weekly Torah portion in the annual Jewish cycle of Torah reading called Parashat Toldot. It covers Gen 25:19-Gen 28:9.

It was used in a German children’s Torah to illustrate the story of Jacob stealing Esau’s blessing from their father Isaac.


The king of the Persian Achaemenid Empire at its peak, from 550-486 B.C.E. His decree to continue the rebuilding of the Temple appears in Ezra 6.

Literally "mound," a small hill-shaped site containing numerous occupational layers of a town or city built on top of one another over millennia.

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