JONAH IN THE FISH BREAST PLATE
"...And my prayer came before You, into Your holy Temple"
(Jonah 2, 8)
Copyright © 2005 by Avi Biran
The Torah breast plate depicts Jonah inside the fish. Jonah is praying to G-d asking for his prayers to be accepted. Jonah's head and the eye of the fish are alligned vertically with the intention that they are in a straight line under G-d. During the seven days of creation G-d blesses three times. He blesses the fish, mankind and the Shabbat. The three stones on the fish's tail are symbolic of these three blessings. The word "Va-Yeva-Rekh" (and He blessed in Hebrew) is written in between Jonah's open arms, representing his complete, humble surrendering to G-d's will. This is the ultimate breast plate for the Yom Kippur services.
Sterling Silver, Patinated Copper, Semi-precious stones
9" x 9" x 0.5"
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