The manager of the Hotel Dona Gracia presented me with a wonderful opportunity to do some work in a Beit K'nesset (synagogue) that he was building in Tiberias. He wished me to paint The Four Holy Cities of Israel for them. I had long wished to do the sort of historical serious painting which such a series would entail. The only real challenge which arose in the painting process was the design for Tz’fat. We couldn’t find an appropriate photograph to base the work on. In the end I had to cobble together five different photos to come up with something that I felt was worthy of inclusion in the series.