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.

Elul - Avinu Malkeinu

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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