This painting depicts a woman, her eyes showing the joy of being in a state of prayer.

The magical glowing gold Hebrew letters on the woman’s forehead spell out the first 2 lines of the Shema (important Jewish prayer). They translate to:
“Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One. Blessed be the Name of His glorious kingdom for ever and ever.”

I put them on her forehead because of the following paragraph, which reads: “And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.” (which is the origin of tefillin).

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