The Book

Book Description

Illuminated Letters: Threads of Connection is inspired by traditional Jewish techniques of uncovering layers of meaning in sacred texts, Illuminated Letters: Threads of Connection both describes and enacts an artist process of translating traditional Jewish texts into images by award-winning artist Sara Harwin. The installation's imagery derives from Hebrew root words, "shoreshim," found in classically significant lines of Torah (p'sukim) The ancient, universal language of sacred geometry is incorporated, conveying the uniqueness of Hebrew in its capacity to evoke glimpses of reality and awareness beyond what is apparent.

To further reveal the spiritual power of Hebrew, written root reflections are included from leading scholars, clergy and authors, with the option to add one’s own for juried consideration towards inclusion at each stage of the exhibition’s travels. Whether new to Hebrew or an expert, Illuminated Letters make the mystic accessible, empowering the viewer’s understanding and appreciation of the Hebrew Scriptures as a “garment of the Divine”.

Book Contributors

Contributors Contributors Contributors
Sara Bamberger Rabbi Gail Diamond Marge Eisman
Rabbi Diane Elliot Shir Yaakov Feinstein-Feit Dr. Ellen Frankel
Rabbi Shefa Gold Dr. Joseph Lowin Rita Kashner
Rabbi Dr. Goldie Milgram Avram Mlotek Rabbi Dr. Vanessa Ochs
Aviva Perlo Dorothy Richman Dr. Joseph Rosenstein
Rabbi Laurie Rutenberg Rabbi Gary Schoenberg Bara Sapir
Joel Segel Cherie Karo Schwartz Dr. Ron Wolfson
Rabbi Dr. Shohama Harris Weiner Rabbi Bridget Wynne Rabbi Harry Zeitlin