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.

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, July/Tammuz "Ma Tovu Ohalecha Ya'acov" How Goodly Are Your Tents O Jacob

Ma Tovu – A First Look At The Text


At the beginning of each month I like to drop the Jewish Text Art Challenge verse into Notegraphy.com and see how the different styles make the words pop for me. With this month’s selection, “Ma Tovu – How Goodly Are Your Tents” from the Book of Numbers 24:5, this geometric and colorful style really made them explode off the screen. I love the idea of looking down at the Israelite’s camp and seeing the diversity of the tents. There’s texture and color in the triangles but a unity in the diamond as a whole. For me this text is all about perspective, and what you will see when encountering something new.

It’s a first look at Ma Tovu – I can’t wait to share more! Join the conversation and tell us your impression. What does this text mean to you? Sing it, paint it, dance it, make it yours! Happy creating time!