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″

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

Psalms 23

7.5X10″

 

4 Layers and red leaf.

 

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  

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem אם אשכחך ירושלים Wednesday, May 5 2010 

“אִם-אֶשְׁכָּחֵךְ יְרוּשָׁלִָם–    תִּשְׁכַּח יְמִינִי.
 תִּדְבַּק-לְשׁוֹנִי, לְחִכִּי–    אִם-לֹא אֶזְכְּרֵכִי:”

( תהילים קל”ז, ה-ו)

Psalms Chapter 137, 5-6.

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning”

“Let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth, if I remember thee not

 

 

Psalms 122, תהילים קכב Wednesday, Apr 21 2010 

Psalms Chapter 122: 

A Song of Ascents; of David. 

I rejoiced when they said unto me: ‘Let us go unto the house of the LORD. 

‘Our feet are standing within thy gates, O Jerusalem;
Whither the tribes went up, even the tribes of the LORD, as a testimony unto Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD. 

 For there were set thrones for judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may they prosper that love thee. 

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces. 

For my brethren and companions’ sakes, I will now say: ‘Peace be within thee.’
For the sake of the house of the LORD our God I will seek thy good. 

  א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת, לְדָוִד: שָׂמַחְתִּי, בְּאֹמְרִים לִי– בֵּית יְהוָה נֵלֵךְ. ב עֹמְדוֹת, הָיוּ רַגְלֵינוּ– בִּשְׁעָרַיִךְ, יְרוּשָׁלִָם. ג יְרוּשָׁלִַם הַבְּנוּיָה– כְּעִיר, שֶׁחֻבְּרָה-לָּהּ יַחְדָּו. ד שֶׁשָּׁם עָלוּ שְׁבָטִים, שִׁבְטֵי-יָהּ–עֵדוּת לְיִשְׂרָאֵל: לְהֹדוֹת, לְשֵׁם יְהוָה. ה כִּי שָׁמָּה, יָשְׁבוּ כִסְאוֹת לְמִשְׁפָּט: כִּסְאוֹת, לְבֵית דָּוִד. ו שַׁאֲלוּ, שְׁלוֹם יְרוּשָׁלִָם; יִשְׁלָיוּ, אֹהֲבָיִךְ. ז יְהִי-שָׁלוֹם בְּחֵילֵךְ; שַׁלְוָה, בְּאַרְמְנוֹתָיִךְ. ח לְמַעַן, אַחַי וְרֵעָי– אֲדַבְּרָה-נָּא שָׁלוֹם בָּךְ. ט לְמַעַן, בֵּית-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ– אֲבַקְשָׁה טוֹב לָךְ. 

 

5 layers, 28cmx21cm.  

 

“עולם חסד יבנה” Sunday, Dec 13 2009 

חסד-Chessed means: grace, charity, kindness,  graciousness, mercy.

This verse is from Psalms 89:3.
Its original simplistic meaning  is “the grace will last forever”. but our sages have added another interpretation: The world is built by kindness and grace.

Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces Thursday, Dec 10 2009 

I love this sentence from psalms 122! I tried cold colors so one can feel the sense of peace. It is really hard to notice in this photo, but I used a both dark blue layer and a lighter one. For the background, I used a very delicate, almost clear, white paper. I find the cold colors spiritually inspiring, while the golden color of the text emphasizes that wish.