Hebrew, Vol. 3: Judaica
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Embracing Trees Ketubah
"Embracing Trees" by Ruth Stern Warzecha, exclusively for Ketubah.com. Two trees embrace and intertwine, growing stronger and illustrating the biblical description of the first marriage: "and the two shall be as one flesh." The two Hebrew phrases below the tree roots are from the wedding blessings and translate as "the voice of the groom" and "the voice of the bride."
ShemaMezuzah--A mezuzah "doorpost"; is a piece of parchment inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21). These verses comprise the Jewish prayer "Shema Yisrael", beginning with the phrase: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is One" A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah (Biblical commandment) to inscribe the words of the Shema "on the knobposts of your house" (Deuteronomy 6:9
A mezuzah (Hebrew: מְזוּזָה "doorpost"; plural: מְזוּזוֹת mezuzot) is a piece of parchment (often contained in a decorative case) inscribed with specified Hebrew verses from the Torah (Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and 11:13-21). These verses comprise the Jewish prayer "Shema Yisrael", beginning with the phrase: "Hear, O Israel, the LORD our God, the LORD is One" A mezuzah is affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes.
Megiddo Seal - Biblical Archaeology in Ancient Israel (Bible History Online) Israel: Megiddo Babylonian Period Reign of Jeroboam, (8th cent. BC) Roaring Lion with curved tail Jasper, Inscription Oval-shaped, Scaraboid 1.2 H, 1.5 in W A single line encircles the seal (Babylonian Per. Hebrew Script) Discovered in 1904 Lost in Constantinople Archaeological Museum, Istanbul R: Rockefeller Museum, Jerusalem Seal Discoveries in Israel
One of London’s main orthodox synagogues in St. John’s Wood, commissioned to mark 50 years of the State of Israel, Holocaust and Rebirth and the subject of Torah Study. The quotation at the top of the window: Etz Hayim refers to the Torah: "It is a tree of life to its followers. Those who adhere to it find happiness.