The Bedtime Shema


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Available sizes:

8.3″ x 11.8″
21 x 29.5 cm
This piece can be personalized with a name in
Hebrew or English and birthdate (Jewish or Gregorian).
8.3″ x 11.8″
21 x 29.5 cm
Limited Edition Reproductions Giclée
on Fine Art Textured Paper
10.8″ x 8.9″
27.4 x 22.5 cm
Handmade Amate Paper – Limited Edition
11.8″ x 15.7″
30x 40 cm

With winsome charm, innocence and joy, Ellen Miller Braun’s bedtime menagerie radiates a glow from within. From slumbering hippo to tumbling mice, dreamy butterflies and endearing, sleepy teddy bears, Ellen brings a feeling of calm serenity as one and all cuddle up cozy for a sleepy night of peace and tranquility.

Watching a young child recite the bedtime prayer, Shema, is a cherished moment that creates an enchanting, timeless memory. This heartwarming micro calligraphy artwork comes to life with the repetition of these four prominent, spiritually uplifting sections:

“Hear O Israel: Hashem is our G-d, HaShem, the One and Only” Deuteronomy 6: 4

Every night we teach even the youngest of children the wonder and joy of reaffirming our Faith and Love of HaShem.

“…you shall love HaShem your G-d with all your Heart…”

Deuteronomy 10: 5-9

Looking like glowing, sleepy angels themselves, this colorful collection of furry friends recite Jacob’s prayer…:

“HaMalach HaGoel oti mikol rah…” The angel who redeems me from all evil…Genesis 48: 16

…calling on HaShem to dispatch an angel to bring a blessing on his grandsons, Ephraim and Menashe. May this blessing extend to all of our beloved children.

Further protection is garnered with this most inspirational verse, requesting the presence of G-d’s angels during the night:

“In the Name of HaShem, G-d of Israel: may Michael be at my right” – performing His unique miracles – “Gabriel at my left” – the emissary of His almighty power – “Uriel before me” – carrying the Light of HaShem – “and Raphael behind me” – bringing HaShem’s healing – “and above my head the Presence of G-d.”

Sleep tight little ones….Sweet dreams….Amen!