Friday, March 11, 2016

Shabbat: A Vessel of Blessing

"Shabbat, the seventh day, has double sanctity. In the painting, this is characterized by the table with candles that seem to be rising upward, reflecting the uplifting power of Shabbat. On the other hand, Shabbat is a gift from Above, crowning us with Divine light. The crowns look like bowls holding blessings that flow down onto the Shabbat table. The Zohar says that the blessings of the week are dependent on and inspired by Shabbat"