The Baba Sali Metal Portrait


Dimensions: 46 x 46 cm | 18 x 18"
Materials: Stainless Steel and Acrylic

This framed artwork of the Baba Sali is rendered in laser cut stainless steel on a background of acrylic.

The metal portrait takes on the form of an attractive modern painting where positive and negative spaces are well thought out and completely in balance.

Chacham Israel Abuhatzeira (רב ישראל אבוחצירא‎), known as the Baba Sali was a leading Moroccan Sephardic rabbi and kabbalist. He was renowned for his ability to work miracles through his prayers.

His portrait appears in many businesses as a segula for continued success and in every Sephardic shul as an icon for kedusha and so his zechut will protect those around him.

This is the perfect Jewish meaningful gift for your loved one on a special occasion.

The Baba Sali’s portrait can be engraved leillui nishmat a deceased person and given as a special donation to your shul or community.

This portrait is also a welcome present for a major donor to express your appreciation.

Israel Abuhatzeira, popularly known as the “Baba Sali,” was one of the best known Tzaddikim and Kabbalists of the previous generation.

He was born in Morocco on Rosh Hashanah in 1889, into a distinguished rabbinic family that originated in Syria and Eretz Yisroel.

He grew up on the yeshiva property with which his family was heavily. He was a diligent student, and part of a group who rose for Tikkun Chatzos, followed by nighttime sessions of Kabbalah.

He made Aliyah to Israel in 1951 and settled in Lod, where he continued his diligent studies and greatness away from the public eye. When he was “discovered” he was offered the position of Chief Rabbi of the city, but he promptly declined the offer.

He then relocated to the Baka neighborhood of Jerusalem where he continued his mostly private studies under more favorable conditions. Eventually he was “rediscovered” and this time offered the position of Chief Rabbi of the entire country, which he also declined.

For a period of ten years he returned to Morocco to teach and inspire the remaining Jews of his native country.

In 1964 he returned to Israel and settled in the desert community of Netivot. He had no official position, but his fame had already spread throughout the Jewish world, and his advice and blessings were sought by thousands who undertook the pilgrimage to his home.

He was known as a miracle worker, a term he unsuccessfully attempted to conceal. Many stories have been told of his remarkable ability to heal the infirm, and to reverse the “natural” flow of events.

He died at the age of 95 in Netivot, and had a funeral attended by 100,000 people.

His kever has become a well-known site for those still seeking his brochos and intervention in the heavenly courts.