Iyar - "V'Ahavta L'Reiacha Kamocha" ואהבת לרעך כמוך, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries

The Original Human Right

Israel Stamp from 1958 In 1958, the State of Israel issued this stamp to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

It showcases this month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge Text, marking its Biblical origins, and the multiple languages indicating the principle’s universal message.

For more information about this stamp and others in this series, please visit http://israelphilately.org.il/en/catalog/stamps/494/HUMAN%20RIGHTS

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Iyar - "V'Ahavta L'Reiacha Kamocha" ואהבת לרעך כמוך, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Words of Wisdom

Love is Essential

Just as deceptively simple as true, this image shows highlights the clarity of Rabbi Akiva’s message.

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Books and Blintzes created this image using Notegraphy to represent this month’s #JTAC Jewish Text Art Challenge text.

Iyar - "V'Ahavta L'Reiacha Kamocha" ואהבת לרעך כמוך, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries

Love Your Neighbor As Yourself

It is one of the most well-known of Jewish teachings – ואהבת לרעך כמוך – Love Your Neighbor As Yourself. It is associated not only with the verse in the Torah (Leviticus/Vayikra 19:18) but also with the sages Hillel and Rabbi Akiva.

Between the festivals of Passover and Shavuot there is the Jewish tradition of counting the omer. Some consider the first 33 days of this period to be a time of mourning, remembering a plague that is said to have consumed the rabbinic academies in the time of Rabbi Akiva. Many celebrate the end of the plague on the 33rd day (Lag B’Omer) with bonfires and recalling the teachings of the great sages.

We are looking forward to being inspired by these words and sharing the art that they inspire all month long!

Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Nissan ~ "B'tzeit Yisrael" בצאת ישראל

In the Sinai Again – Cornell Capa

Photographer Cornell Capa, born April 10, 1918, captures an image of the Israeli Defense Forces advancing in the Sinai desert during the 6 Day War. An Israel returning to the Sinai, towards Egypt – the same nation that rejoices in its Exodus in B’Tzeit Yisrael?

ISRAEL. 1967. Israeli Army columns advancing in the Sinai desert.

Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Nissan ~ "B'tzeit Yisrael" בצאת ישראל

Jerusalem Haggadah – Norman Slepkov

We found images of Jerusalem-based artist Norman Slepkov’s Jerusalem Hagaddah and didn’t want to wait a whole year to share them! While the holiday of Passover may be behind us for this year, the message of this month’s text B’Tzeit Yisrael continues to resonate. May all of our Passover experiences lead us to greater creativity and the freedom to use our art to express our connection to the Jewish tradition.

To see Norman Slepkov’s rendering of B’Tzeit Yisrael, please follow this link: http://www.haggadahbynorman.com/hp34.html 

Additional information about the artist and his work is at http://www.normansketubot.com/default.html

 

Dance, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Nissan ~ "B'tzeit Yisrael" בצאת ישראל

Freedom With Dance

Watch Avi Levy, Israeli Dance Choreographer as he teaches and then performs his circle dance to B’Tzeit Yisrael, this month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge selection.

Music by David D’Or and Tomer Hadadi.

Dance Instruction: 0:00-2:30

Performance: 2:31-end