|16.5″ x 11.8″
42 x 29.5 cm
|Limited Edition Reproductions Giclée
on Fine Art Textured Paper
12.6″ x 15.0″, 32.0 x 38.0 cm
|Handmade Amate Paper – Limited Edition
11.8″ x 15.7″, 30 x 40 cm
The entire chapter, detailing Israel’s fall into exile and rebirth in redemption, is written repeatedly by Ellen Miller Braun in Hebrew micro calligraphy. The sounding of the shofar (ram’s horn) reflects G-d’s uplifted hand bringing forth branches and fruit, wheat and corn, fields tilled and sown, and the ruined cities rebuilt by the nations.
Seeing the fig tree with its heart-shaped fruit planted in the center of this scene symbolizes the rooting of the Jewish people in the Land of Israel. This fig tree reflects the return of the Jewish people, cleansed and pure of heart and spirit, entering into the land of their fathers. The drama and fulfillment of this prophecy is overseen by the forefathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. May we too see this blessing in our lifetime. Amen!