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Hebrew Letters

In Hasidim, the biblical craftsperson's name, Bezalel, means "in the shadow of God" for "to shadow" means "to emulate". Thus did Bezalel, through the knowledge of the power of the letters and their permutations, emulate God in the act of Creation. (See Hebrew Letters reference #1)

Bezalel's primary involvement in his works of craftsmanship was with physical energy-matter. This is at the general level of Worlds. Nonetheless, the conscious purpose of the construction of the Tabernacle was, as the Torah instructs: "And they shall make for Me a Sanctuary, and I will dwell in their midst." Bezalel's "creation" served, from its very outset, to reveal Divine Light in the world, the general level of Divinity, to be explained. This was the "idea" he implanted in each of his works of art. For this reason, the Temple, built by the hands of the tzadikim, is considered to be a greater "creation" than that of heavens and earth, as created by the hand of God. (See Hebrew Letters reference #2)

Bringing each vision of a Hebrew letter into reality has followed a process of envisioning, study, sketching, then working on the actual piece. However, I have only scratched the surface of the materials available. I invite you, the viewer to take the opportunity to continue the process of "revelation". May I humbly offer and dedicate my work in the tradition of Bezalel.

Aleph

$300
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Tzadi w/ Buttons

$450
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Shin

$450
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Purple Shin

SOLD
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Pey

$450
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Mem

$450
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Black Lamed

$550
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Gimel

$450
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Red Lamed

$550
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Lamed w/ Buttons

$450
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Gimel w/ Buttons

$450
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