BDE: Boruch Nachshon, 82, OBM

With great sadness we report the passing of Boruch Nachshon OBM, the famed artist whose art is features in 770 Eastern Parkway. He passed away on the 7th of Tishrei, 5782.

He was 82 years old.

Nachshon was born in Haifa, Israel to parents who escaped the Holocaust. Between 1950 and 1958, he studied art with Shlomo Nernai, the only student of Cézanne.

He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York for two years after receiving a scholarship from the Lubavitcher Rebbe. Nachshon’s art is the only art to be exhibited at 770, Chabad Lubavitch Headquarters.\

In 1980, the Rabbe attended the celebratory opening of Nachshon’s exhibit at 770 himself.

His paintings have been exhibited around the world, in the U.S., Canada, Brazil and Argentina, Australia, England and Hong Kong. In 2015 Koren Publishing released a book of psalms illustrated by Nachshon and annotated by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz (Even-Israel).

He is one of the founders of the Jewish residence in Hebron.[10] He was one of the first settlers in the city following the Six Day War in 1967.

Boruch Dayan Hoemes


  • Surprised

    Btw never heard of an 82 years old born in 1930 that was born to parents who were holocaust survivors.

  • Chaim

    Born in what is now the the Israeli port city of Haifa in 1939 to parents who escaped Nazi Germany before the onset of the war.

  • Chaim

    In reading what I previously wrote I realize I don’t know what country Reb Baruch OBM’s parents fled from, so it would be more accurate to say,

    Born 1939 in what is now the Israeli port city of Haifa to parents who escaped Europe and the Nazis before the onset of the war. (Germany invaded Poland Sept. 1 that same year.)

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