Oct 26

Ketubah of the Day

Trees Growing Together Ketubah

by Me'irah Iliinsky

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There is something solid and grand about a tree, the sort of solidity we wish for in a marriage, with the added dimension of continued growth. These two trees show signs of the four seasons, a metaphor for the various life stages the couple will experience. They have deep growing roots, just as a couple develops their own culture together. Trees also remind us of a family tree, and that the Torah is a tree of life. In their growth together, they form a holy space between them in the shape of a heart.

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As an artist and rabbi, Me'irah brings depth and beauty to her Judaica paintings. A painter, craftswoman, and textile artist all her life, she embarked on serious study of her Jewish heritage only as an adult, enabling her to bring a mature perspective to the sacred canon. Her mission is "Visual Access to Sacred Texts." My hope is that my art invites you to 'live inside the Jewish paradigm' which has so enriched my own life." She has been influenced by Ze'ev Raban, Alexander Bilibin, and William Morris, as well as the medieval scribes who illuminated prayer books and bibles with ornamentation and gold. She is an ardent proponent of hiddur mitzvah, the holy work beautifying a mitzvah. In this way, she honors the Great Mystery which satisfies our longing for nourishment of the soul.