Gil Schwartzman Illustrated Son's Blessing (Birkat Habanim) Print with Astrological Sign – Libra
Brand: Jerusalem Fine Art Prints
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Designed for a boy with the Libra astrological sign
Print on quality art paper encapsulated between 2 pieces of Plexiglas and double framed
Size (framed): 16.1” x 12.2” / 41 x 31 cm
It is a wonderful custom in Jewish households for the parents to bless the children every Friday night, mirroring the blessing that Jacob bestowed upon his grandsons, Ephraim and Menashe, who he said would become a blessing for the Jewish people throughout the generations. The words of the blessing of a son read: "May G-d make you like Ephraim and Menashe, May G-d bless you and guard you, May G-d show you favor and be gracious to you, May G-d show you kindness and grant you peace", and are beautifully captured in Hebrew on this print by artist and Rabbi, Gil Schwartzman. Alongside the text of this lovely blessing is a vibrant illustration of a woman walking away from view balancing scales in each hand, a long, flowing, purple cloak descending from her body and fanning out to fill the bottom of the print. Scales of balance are the symbol of the Libra. The print comes encapsulated between two pieces of Plexiglass and is doubled framed in a graceful blue border. A powerful and inspiring blessing, this exquisite piece of art brings together the spiritual powers of the Holy Letters and the infinite wisdom of Jewish astrology to imbue your child with blessing, light and guidance in all that they may do.