Tag: Synagogues

Shiviti: Mixing Visual Meditation, Mysticism, and Art

Shiviti: Mixing Visual Meditation, Mysticism, and Art

Shiviti (sometimes pronounced “shivisi” in the Ashkenazic tradition) is a name given to a group of liturgical art incorporating a verse from Psalm 16:8. They are made as visual meditations and reminders of the constant presence of God. Its purpose is to inspire one to create an appropriate spiritual attitude (kavannah) when praying.

Jewish Prayers: Shema Israel – the First Paragraph

Jewish Prayers: Shema Israel – the First Paragraph

Shema Israel is one of the two most important prayers in Judaism. In contrast to the other one, Shemone Esre, it was not composed by the Sages but comprises of three quotes from the Torah (Pentateuch). The most famous is the first verse of this prayer: Shema Israel, Adonai Elo-heinu, Adonai Echad, “Listen, O Israel, Adonai is our God, Adonai alone”. If you are interested in art dedicated to this verse alone, please jump over to this post.

The first paragraph of Shema is usually the first prayer a child learns. It describes the obligation to read the Shema and to educate the next generations. It also proclaims the commandment to love God with all we have and are.

Tanach (Hebrew Bible) Quotes

Tanach (Hebrew Bible) Quotes

Torah (and the whole Tanach, or, Hebrew Bible) is an unending source of wisdom and inspiration. Adding to it the beauty of the Hebrew language, and we have the perfect art for any Jewish home or institution. Great ideas for your own space or to present as a gift.
The designs are available as wall art and home decor (including bedding, pillows, blankets, clocks, and more). You will find a vast choice of clothing, accessories (jewelry, bags, scarfs, phone cases, etc.), and stationery.