70th Names to Jerusalem Monday, Jun 6 2011 

I don’t know if there a city with so many names like Jerusalem. All 70th gathered here, including the one that is in the center “שם חדש אשר פי ד’ יקבנו” (Isaiah, 65,2). “And thou shalt be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD shall mark
out. “

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem אם אשכחך ירושלים2 Tuesday, Feb 8 2011 

The phrase from Psalms Chapter 137, 5-6, is in the center of the western wall.

The background is scattered with some of  Jerusalem 70 names it has.

5 layers, and metal leaves.

8″ x10.5″

A Psalm of David מזמור לדוד מעוטר Monday, Jan 31 2011 

Psalms 23

7.5X10″

 

4 Layers and red leaf.

 

Candle Lighting הדלקת נרות Tuesday, Sep 14 2010 

 

 

 

“Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to light the Shabbat candle”

The blessing text is surrounded by the text Bameh Madlikin.

Mishnah, Treatise Sabbath, ch. ii:

1. With what materials may the Sabbath lamp be lighted, and with what may it not be lighted? It may not be lighted with cedar-bast, nor with uncombed flax, nor with floss-silk, nor with willow-fibre, nor with nettle fibre, nor with waterweeds. It may also not be lighted with pitch, nor with liquid wax, nor with oil made from the seeds of the cotton plant, nor with oil which, having been set apart as a heave-offering and having become defiled, is condemned to be destroyed by burning, nor with the fat from the tails of sheep, nor with tallow. Nahum the Mede, says one may use tallow when it has been boiled, but the other sages say, that whether so prepared or not, it may not be used. 2. On a festival one may not use such consecrated oil as has been condemned, after defilement, to be burnt. R. Ishmael says, one may not, from respect to the Sabbath, use tar. The sages permit the use of all kinds of oil; the oil of sesamum, of nuts, of radish seeds, of fish, of colocynth seeds, as well as tar and naphtha. R. Tarphon says, one may use no other than olive oil for lighting the Sabbath lamp. 3. No part of a tree may be used as a wick for lighting, with the exception of flax …

 (The Standard Prayer Book, tr. by Simoen  Singer, 1915)

background: red velvet.

8″x8″

p.s

what looks like a wrinkle is actually the reflection of the roof, I took the picture outside :).

Song of Songs Chapter 1 שיר השירים א Thursday, Aug 19 2010 

12″x18″

A Psalm of David מזמור לדוד Saturday, Aug 14 2010 

psalms, 23

 A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters.
 He restoreth my soul; He guideth me in straight paths for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou hast anointed my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

תהילים, כ”ג

א  מִזְמוֹר לְדָוִד:    יְהוָה רֹעִי, לֹא אֶחְסָר.
ב  בִּנְאוֹת דֶּשֶׁא, יַרְבִּיצֵנִי;    עַל-מֵי מְנֻחוֹת יְנַהֲלֵנִי.
ג  נַפְשִׁי יְשׁוֹבֵב;    יַנְחֵנִי בְמַעְגְּלֵי-צֶדֶק, לְמַעַן שְׁמוֹ.
ד  גַּם כִּי-אֵלֵךְ בְּגֵיא צַלְמָוֶת, לֹא-אִירָא רָע–    כִּי-אַתָּה עִמָּדִי;
שִׁבְטְךָ וּמִשְׁעַנְתֶּךָ,    הֵמָּה יְנַחֲמֻנִי.
ה  תַּעֲרֹךְ לְפָנַי, שֻׁלְחָן–    נֶגֶד צֹרְרָי;
דִּשַּׁנְתָּ בַשֶּׁמֶן רֹאשִׁי,    כּוֹסִי רְוָיָה.
ו  אַךְ, טוֹב וָחֶסֶד יִרְדְּפוּנִי–    כָּל-יְמֵי חַיָּי;
וְשַׁבְתִּי בְּבֵית-יְהוָה,    לְאֹרֶךְ יָמִים.

Approximately 15cmX15 cm  

“thy temples are like a pomegranate split open” Wednesday, Aug 4 2010 

 

 “thy temples are like a pomegranate split open…”

(song of songs 4,3)

 

 

כפלח הרימון רקתך- שיר השירים ד, ג

 

“Hazan” Yemenite version “הזן” Monday, Jul 26 2010 

 

 And a closer look…

 

‘Our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of ten thousands”.. Friday, Jul 23 2010 

 

 

 

(אחותנו, את היי לאלפי רבבה; ויירש זרעך, את שער שונאיו( בראשית, כד, ס

‘Our sister, be thou the mother of thousands of ten thousands, and let thy seed possess the gate of those that hate them.’ (Genesis 24, 60)

In the center the name of the Lady. The points of the star of David made with copper leaf mixed with gold leaf. 8″x10″.

Family Tree Friday, Jul 23 2010 

A family tree for 60th Birthday: 

 

the circle: psalms 128

 1…Happy is every one that feareth the LORD, that walketh in His ways.
2 When thou eatest the labour of thy hands, happy shalt thou be, and it shall be well with thee.
3 Thy wife shall be as a fruitful vine, in the innermost parts of thy house; thy children like olive plants, round about thy table.
4 Behold, surely thus shall the man be blessed that feareth the LORD.
5 The LORD bless thee out of Zion; and see thou the good of Jerusalem all the days of thy life;
6 And see thy children’s children. Peace be upon Israel! 

 At the base of the tree,

psalms 1,3:

And he shall be like a tree planted by streams of water,that bringeth forth its fruit in its season, and whose leaf doth not wither; and in whatsoever he doeth he shall prosper

 

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