Tradition & Innovation

Everywoman Shiviti

Artist: Rabbi Me'irah Ilinsky

The Sephirot corresponding to Everywoman's body.

In typical medieval fashion, similar to the astrological signs, qualities, biblical characters, and areas of the body are associated with the various sephirot, the "emanations" from God. But these are always depicted upon the body of a man. Here, they are imagined upon the body of a woman: Hesed or loving kindness on one breast, Gevurah or limits depicted upon her other breast (weaning, or the protected boundary of her own body) Tiferet, or perfect balance upon her heart, which is connected by the Hebrew letter vav to her womb. Netzach & Hod, Victory and Eternity are upon her ovaries, and Yesod/Malchut --Foundation and Sovereignty upon her womb and generative organ connected to this world. These are things to think about, as is the purpose of a shiviti. The verse from Lecha Dodi sings: "Arise, sing a song for your light has come! The Glory of God upon YOU is revealed."

Giclee fine art print. Size: 9x12".

Price: $100.00

Found in: Pregnancy & Childbirth, First Menstruation, Mikveh for Monthly Use: Niddah, Adult Bar/Bat Mitzvah, Milestone Birthdays, Becoming an Elder, Menopause, Healing Services, Healing from Illness, Daily Prayer & Mindfulness

Tags: shiviti, wedding, gender, genderqueer, gender inclusive, LGBTIQ, LGBTQ, pride, pride month, queer, same-sex wedding, lesbian, love, feminism, kabbalah, art

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