Picture of the Day: Holy Graffiti

Amid the graffiti covering an overpass in the outskirts of Montreal, one particular work of art stands out – a portrait of the Lubavitcher Rebbe with the seven Noahide Laws in French calligraphy.

The same artist “tagged” another location in the city with a similar design.


  • 1. Leviim Gallery wrote:

    The artists name is Michoel Zreyli. You can see his work on instagram, zreyli_art.

  • 2. Sad wrote:

    I don’t think defacing public property is the way to go here. I don’t think the Rebbe’s holy image should be associated with vandalism.

    • 3. Looking at a bright side wrote:

      Of course lets just assume, he did not ask for permisstion. Lets just judge people, no?


  • 4. Rav K wrote:

    We are living in a time that each individual does whatever makes sense to him or her. The old fashioned way of asking a shaylah and seeking daas Torah is no longer applied. (Although for FINANCIAL decisions – even where to buy apparel, they DO consult with “experts” – go figure!) Sign of the times. Ish HaYoshor b’einov yaaseh.

    • 5. Feh! wrote:

      Even if legal, this grafitti is not a dignified manner of presenting the Rebbe. Just because it was done with permssion, does that make it dignified? Imagine if NY Sanatation allowed the Rebbe’s picture on all public garbage cans – do we take dvantage of such an “opportunity”?!

  • 8. montreal2 wrote:

    i know that the second location, the house, he has permission from the home owner to paint there
    to prevent graffiti from being sprayed on!

  • 9. Great Job Michael! wrote:


    the city and property owners are very happy with his work.

    Great Job Michael!

    BTW he does Mivtza Tefillin every week and much more!!

    Hatzlacha Rabbah !!!
    Chazak Ubaruch!!!

  • 10. Moshe (HaLevi) Sani wrote:

    Baruch HaShem Yisbarech, I can say that I’m BLESSED to have such a TALENTED artist cousin whose artist name is: Zreyli (aka: Rabbi Michoel Israily), Sh’Yichyeh!!!

    Keep up your BEAUTIFUL Sh’lichus & make us, ALL, Proud!!!

  • 11. montrealer wrote:

    he has permission to do it and people should stop being so judgmental these days

    • 12. Mendel Kohen wrote:

      Issue isn’t if he had permission or whether it is legal – instead, issue is is this a respectful venue of showing picture of Rebbe? As someone wrote, getting permission to put picture of Rebbe on public garbage cans and dumpsters does NOT mean it should be done!

  • 14. Amazing!!! wrote:

    The graffiti spot in Montreal is a legal spot where artist spray there art freely. Zreyli choose that spot to publisize the 7 mitzvos benei Noah .
    This is a big kiddush hashem.
    U should stop judging before u know anything.
    Also zreyli is a respectable person who would never put the rebbe picture on a garbage can .
    Start looking at the good things a person does and so should u follow in doing some mivtzoyim yourself!


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