Elul - Shma Koleinu, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries, Words of Wisdom

Shaul Tchernichovsky

A thought from Shaul Tchernichovsky, born August 20, 1875.

Elul – a time of reflection and hope. A prayer we hope will  be heard.

8-20 Tchernikovsky

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Elul - Shma Koleinu, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries

Shema Koleinu – Debbie Friedman

An a-cappella choral arrangement for Debbie Friedman’s composition of Shomea Tefillah blessing. Featuring the cantorial soloists: ***Amelia Lavranchuk (sop.), ***Harriet Dunkerley ( Mezz.), ***Leah Shafritz (mezz.), ***Sarah Grabiner (alt.). ARRANGED AND CONDUCTED BY : BOAZ DOROT (2015)

Elul - Shma Koleinu, Jewish Text Art Challenge Galleries

Shma Koleinu – Hear Our Voice

Sometimes the simplest words are the ones that are the hardest to say. Our basic need to be heard, whether it is by loved ones, our community, or God, resonates strongly throughout the high holiday season, and that is why we selected it to be our text for this month’s Jewish Text Art Challenge.

Throughout the month of Elul we will be preparing to speak our truths on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. This emphasis on authentic self-expression is one of the fundamental principles of BooksAndBlintzes. We hope that throughout the month, the art that we share representing “Shma Koleinu”, will inspire you to find and create work that helps your voice to be heard, and your prayers answered.

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Jamie Shear – Loving Kindness

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Jamie Shear’s giclee print “Loving Kindness” is a striking example of how the idea of chesed inspires art and action. The image includes select biblical texts that call for and celebrate kindness. Just as chesed is at the center of this image and texts, so too is it central to the High Holiday liturgy and Avinu Malkeinu.

To read more about Jamie Shear’s art and this image, please visit http://www.ktavtam.com/products/loving_kindness

Books and Blintzes thanks the artist for allowing us to share her work. Please respect her creative and legal rights, and do not distribute, copy, or share this image without her consent.

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Avinu Malkeinu – Singing Together

The congregational singing of the Avinu Malkeinu prayer can be as central to the holiday’s liturgical experience as hearing the blast of the shofar.

This sheet music is from the collection “Hava Nashira” (Let Us Sing), published in Leipzig in 1935.

The Hebrew text and multiple recordings of this melody

can be found at:

https://www.zemereshet.co.il/song.asp?id=577

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Avinu Malkeinu – Blessed – Rae Shagalov

The marriage of text and art to inspire spiritual growth is the foundation of artist Rae Shagalov’s work. In her piece “Avinu Malkeinu” and its accompanying text, the power of prayer and its ability to bring blessings are paramount. To see and read more about Rae Shagalov’s art, please see www.joyfullyjewish.com and www.holysparks.com.

 

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The Shape of Avinu Malkeinu – Marlene Burns

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I discovered this beautiful painting by Arizona-based artist Marlene Burns and was immediately drawn in by the vibrant colors and sense of fluidity. When I saw that its title was “Avninu Malkeinu‘, I knew there was even more to the story.  Thank you to Marlene Burns for sharing, in your own words, the inspiration and special meaning for this painting.

We appreciate the artist giving us permission to share her work on booksandblintzes. Please respect her creative and legal rights – do not share, copy, or alter this image in any way. For more information about Ms. Burns and her art, please see www.art-MarleneBurns.com