This ketubah, Seasons of Joy, seeks to honor the wooden synagogues of Eastern Europe which have all been destroyed. The lower portion of the ketubah is reminiscent of the illumination one might have found gracing the ceilings and walls of the synagogue. Depicted is the annual cycle of Jewish festivals. The two trees growing together represent trees of life and the wedding huppah. The upper portion shows the decorative wood exterior typical of these synagogues. The circular window shows the new moon, the beginning of every month of the Jewish calendar. The prayer in gold at the top is the Shehechiyanu: Blessed are You, Adonai, our eternal God, sovereign of the universe, for giving us life, for sustaining us, and for allowing us to reach this season.
19" x 28"
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