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

“Noah’s Sacrifice”

The sign of hope – the cost of the covenant?

Daniel Maclise –, נחלת הכלל,


Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Tishrei/Cheshvan - "Bein Ha'Or U'vein HaChoshech"

Partnership of Darkness and Light

Micah 7-8

Are light and darkness in competition with each other or are they partners in creation? Looking at the quotes in the Jewish Text Art Challenge Gallery, it seems as though the God’s separation of light and darkness created an unintentional judgment and prejudice: light is better than darkness. The quote from the prophetic Book of Micah reminded me that God’s separation did not mean that these two elements were in competition. Rather, light and darkness were intended to work together, to be in a balance. This quote reminds me that this balance can only be achieved when we our creativity allows space, and is a partnership for both. Do you agree?

Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, June/Sivan "Ki Asher Telchi Eilech" Where You Go I Will Go

Jewish Text Art Challenge – #JTAC June 2017 / Sivan 5777

The story of Ruth, the Moabite widow of an Israelite man who chooses to remain with her mother-in-law’s people has been an enduring touchstone in the discussion of Jewish identity for generations. This month’s text is Ruth’s declaration of intent – the intention to believe, the intention to belong, the intention to be faithful.  It is a pivotal moment in the life of this individual woman, and will prove to fundamentally impact the trajectory of all of Jewish history.

This month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge Gallery will feature media that represent artistic understandings of these words. Join the conversation by sharing which ones speak to you, and your own creations inspired by Ruth.

.כִּי אֶל-אֲשֶׁר תֵּלְכִי אֵלֵךְ, וּבַאֲשֶׁר תָּלִינִי אָלִין–עַמֵּךְ עַמִּי, וֵאלֹהַיִךְ אֱלֹהָי,

“Where you go, I will go: and where you live, I will live: your people shall be my people, and your God my God.”