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Tikvah

This painting depicts the intense gaze of a mysterious woman. The Hebrew words of the Havdalah prayer are written across her skin and intertwined in the curls of her multicolored hair. This is a blessing over the separation of different things, giving thanks for there being an abundance of opposites in our existence. Night and day, joy and sorrow, excitement and calm. All of it is a beautiful part of life and we are thankful. Click the picture to view a larger version.

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This image was made entirely with thick layers of crayon, which I etched away with a knife. The technique I use is tedious but creates a feeling of heightened focus, so I have a sort of spiritually meditative experience while making these. The image is a chamsa (traditional Jewish symbol for luck) with a star of David in the center, and “chai” (life) carved in Hebrew. The detailed carving creates swirling colorful patterns throughout the image. I really like making these!

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This traditional symbol has always seemed mysterious and magical to me. Click here to see more of my paintings: ShirChadash.etsy.com

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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