The chapter Isaiah 40 begins with the words “Comfort, comfort my people” a prophecy of comfort and renewal, which is inscribed continuously in micro calligraphy by Ellen Miller Braun using gematria. Verses 1-30 of Isaiah 40 are written thirteen times, equaling the Hebrew word for love-ahava.
Raise your voice in song and rejoice along with Miriam and the women of Israel. See Moses, holding his holy staff aloft, as he watches Aaron, Joshua and Caleb son of Yefuneh, lead the multitude of Israel, young and old…
Tefillin, phylactery, are described as an “Ote,” a sign, of the covenant between HaShem, G-d, and Israel: A set of Tefillin has the “Shel Rosh” (head-phylactery) and the “Shel Yad” (arm-phylactery) with corresponding straps.
The words from Purim, read from Migillat Esther: La yehudim hayta ora v’simcha v’sasson v’ekar dance across the page along with these carefree figures representing the joy and fun experienced on this wonderous holiday.
The “Kotel HaMa’aravi,” Western Wall of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount stands as a testimony to yesterday, today and tomorrow, bound by centuries of tears, fears, dreams and hopes absorbed into her ancient walls.
“…And the word of the L-rd came to me, saying: What do you see, Jeremiah? And I said, “I see a rod of an almond tree.” And the L-rd said to me; you have seen well, for I hasten My word to accomplish it….”
This passage created in micro calligraphy is a hymn to the perfect wife, the backbone of the home. Jewish tradition sees this chapter allegorically, as a reference to G-d’s Spirit, the Sabbath, the Torah, the soul, and wisdom.
Surrounded by the ancient walls of Jerusalem, the magnificent third Temple rises. Jerusalem of Gold – Yerushalayim Shel Zahav – shines eternally in this, Ellen Miller Braun’s, intricate, yet bold, Jewish star.