Friday, April 6, 2007

Dodi Li

During the Shabbat which falls during Pesach many congrgations choose to read from Shir HaShirim, the Song of Songs. “The whole Torah is Holy,” says Rabbi Akiva, “but The Song of Songs is the Holy of Holies.” The Shir HaShirim expounds on two relationships between the individual and his or her lover and that individual and G'd.
It is no wonder that many artists are inspired by the test of Shir Hashirim. Among the few those whose inspiration appears to have been divine in nature is the artist Debra Band who created an illustrated manuscript of the Song of Songs. The Jewish Publication Society published a 160 page edition that is available to all of us and I believe would make a phenomenal engagement, wedding or anniversary gift. (I am already thinking ahead to my beloved's and my next anniversary).
Please enjoy a few of these plates from the book and remember this Shabbat (and everyday) to tell your beloved that you love them.

And download these versions of Dodi Li from Gratz College.

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