Rabbi Dr. Mordecai Schornstein (1869-1949)
Mordecai was a professional Rabbi before he decided to come to Israel to fulfil his life goal: Building the first zoo in Tel aviv.
As I thought about how to approach drawing this amazing story, I imagined the rabbi sitting at the weekly Jewish consecration ceremony, sharing with the animals the intimate moments of the Sabbath.
"The Animal's Rabbi" , 2018, digital painting
Beit Ha'ir Museum, Tel aviv.