Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Kislev - Not By Might

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Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Kislev - Not By Might

Not By Might and Not By Power – Kislev 5779

We welcome the new Hebrew month of Kislev with the words of the prophet Zechariah:

“Not by might and not by power; but by My spirit! declared Adonai, God of Hosts” (Z 4:6)

This verse comes from haftara portion that we read the Shabbat that occurs during Chanukah, and celebrates the faith that allows us to reach our goals. Whether we are working towards an independent objective or a greater communal goal, this text reminds us to consider the spiritual impact of our accomplishments, both for ourselves and for our communities.

Force and sheer will can only move us so far forward. During this month, BooksAndBlintzes will feature art that is inspired by and showcases the relationship between creativity and faith. How does it drive us? And what does it empower us to achieve?

We look forward to sharing with you!

Chodesh Tov!

Cheshvan - Et Kashti Natati BeAnan, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries

A Covenant of Hospitality

Shuchat

The covenant between God and creation acts a sign of welcome in this piece by textile artist Paula Shuchat Miller.

BooksandBlintzes thanks the artist for allowing us to share this image of her work. To protect her legal and creative rights, please do not copy or distribute this image without the express consent of the artist.