Artist David Kracov was commissioned to create an award to be given in honor of, and named for, the late director of Chabad's Children of Chernobyl.

Called the "Book Of Life," it was inspired by the extraordinary life of Rabbi Yossi Raichik, a man who saved thousands of children's lives from the devastating effects of the Chernobyl disaster. The metal sculpture has pages filled with words from those he touched, and also features a flurry of butterflies, each representing the 2,547 children he helped save and give new lives.

Below are the making of photos along with some snapshots of the finished sculpture. What a beautiful and meaningful piece!

David Kracov's website
via [Reddit]

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Comment by Dawn Yz on January 7, 2012 at 5:52pm

I really love it, what a beautiful piece!

Comment by Susan Kelley on January 6, 2012 at 5:55pm


Comment by sAm on January 4, 2012 at 3:49pm


Comment by oo9dbond on January 4, 2012 at 9:14am

gr8 art work man...

Comment by Annie Dean on January 4, 2012 at 8:40am

I want this book! It's fabulous!!

Comment by Alexander Mzhavia on January 4, 2012 at 8:33am



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