Versus and Blessings Jewelry Buying Guide
Judaism is full of versus and blessings for nearly everything in life- love, luck, protection, even just that one should remember Jerusalem. Jewish versus and blessings have been taken out of the books and put into gorgeous pieces of jewelry that you can take with you where ever you might go and need a little Jewish luck. Made by Israel's renowned artists, there are hundreds of styles of jewelry for both men and women that are simple and elegant enough to be come a part of your daily outfit or to wear alone on special occasions. Learn more about all the different versus and blessings and find the one you or a loved one will enjoy wearing.
Shema Yisrael is one of the most famous Jewish prayers, it is the first one learnt as children and the last one said in our lifetimes, and is said on average twice a day during the morning prayers and before we go to sleep. The prayer of Shema marks the Jewish connection with G-d and that as Jews, we have chosen to take on all 613 commandments. Shema Yisrael jewelry features either the first two words of the prayer or the entire sentence from Deuteronomy- both are absolutely stunning and allow for different types of designs.
If you haven't heard of Ana Bekoach, now is the time. Ana Bekoach is a ancient Kabbalistic poem written by Rav Nehunia Ben Hakannah and is said to be a prayer of protection. The first letter of each word in Ana Bekoach is said to spell out the 42 letter name of G-d, and the poem is generally written out on seven lines, each line representing one day of the week. Ana Bekoach jewelry is said to protect its wearer and bring good luck. Ana Bekoach jewelry is beautiful and powerful, making quite the statement piece.
"Ani Ledodi v'ledodi Li" is the ultimate Jewish love line, translating to "I am to my beloved, as my beloved is to me". This phrase can be found in the Song of Songs to describe G-d's connection to the Jewish people but can also represent a love from person to person, making Ani Ledodi jewelry the perfect gift for your significant other. Rings with Ani Ledodi inscribed on them can be used as unique wedding rings with a Jewish twist to them. Whenever thinking about what to get for your loved one's birthday or anniversary, consider Ani Ledodi jewelery for something extra special.
Almost everyone has heard of the verse "If I forget Jerusalem, let my right hand fall"and "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; may those who love you prosper" from the Book of Psalms. Jerusalem Blessing jewelry features these two meaningful quotes in silver, gold or placed on beloved Jerusalem Stone, the same material the Old City and Western wall are made from. Perfect for anyone who dreams of Jerusalem, constantly and with Jerusalem Blessing jewelry, they can keep the holy city close to their heart at all times.
Woman of Valor
Some say that behind every strong man is an even stronger woman, and in the case of Judaism, it really is that way. Aside from all the amazing Jewish female leaders and prophets, the average Jewish woman was actually responsible for the Jews leaving Egypt and entering Israel. Even today, Jewish women are considered "Women of Valor" and deserve to be treated as such- with Woman of Valor jewelry, she will really know how much you appreciate all she does. Sparkling gemstones and pearls are just a few extras of what makes this jewelry really shine, but nothing will shine brighter than she does.
Every day in Israel and over the High Holidays everywhere else in the world, the Kohanim- priests- perform the Priestly Blessing as protection over the Jewish people. The blessing is done with the Kohanim's faces, arms and hands covered as they place their hands in a specific way which should not be seen and they chant the blessing. The blessing can only be preformed out of love towards one another. Priestly Blessing jewelry is unique and has been becoming increasingly popular over the years. Perfect for both men and women, the Priestly Blessing is said to provide protection over its wearer.
When traveling, according to Jewish tradition, one should say Tefilat HaDerech- the Traveler's Prayer. The Traveler's Prayer is generally said when leaving the city limits or about halfway through your journey, whether your driving in the car for an hour or flying halfway across the world, saying this prayer is supposed to keep you safe not only while you're on your way but also during your trip itself. Traveler's Prayer jewelry is just what the traveler in your life needs to keep them safe on the road, in the air or sailing through water.
This Too Shall Pass
As Jews, we know that hardships tend to come and go, but we always know that this too shall pass and that we will live on. Some say the phrase comes from King Solomon but anything more than that is unknown. In life, it is important to take a minute to breathe whenever the tough times come and This Too Shall Pass jewelry will remind you of that. This Too Shall Pass jewelry includes simple designs with just the phrase to something more intricate and delicate with multiple phrases and sparking stones.
In some households, there is the tradition to give the children a blessing either every Friday night or once a year on Rosh Hashanah. These blessings differ for boys and girls. For boys, the blessing says that they should grow to be like Efraim and Menashe, Yakov's grandsons, and for girls, the blessing says that they should be like Sarah, Rivka, Rachel and Leah, the foremothers. Children's Blessing jewelry reminds your children of Jewish role models they should aspire to be like as well as reminding them of your love.