Jewish Wedding

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Jewish Wedding

Title: Bride and Groom with White Flowers.
Media: Digital.
Artist: Chana Helen

Jewish wedding

Title: Bride and Groom with Anemones.
Media: Digital.
Artist: Chana Helen

Jewish Bride and Groom happy under the Chuppah (a tallit).  Left: The Bride holds a bunch of white flowers and has embroidered flowers on her simple headdress. Right: The Bride has a beautiful bunch of anemones which are echoed in her headdress.  I have tried to capture the love between each couple as well as the spiritual joy of their wedding day.

I have drawn these on an app on my tablet, 2016

Jewish wedding

Title: Wedding, Jerusalem.
Media: Watercolour.
Artist: Chana Helen.

I painted this in watercolour from my original papercut in 2011.  I was inspired by my experience at a beautiful wedding ceremony in a Jerusalem garden in the month of July.

I tried to capture the spiritual uplifting of the couple as they are under the chupah

Title: Jewish Wedding, papercut

Title: Jewish Wedding.
Media: Papercut.
Artist: Chana Helen.

My original papercut design in which I tried to capture the spiritual uplifting of the couple as they are under the chuppah in a beautiful Jerusalem garden in the summer sunshine.

Jewish wedding at the time of the Creation

Title: Wedding of the Creation.
Artist: Chana Helen.

The time of the Creation.

I have tried to express the idea of marriage and The Creation as being inseparable.

Jewish Wedding

Chana Helen with The Wedding of the Creation, oil painting.

Jewish marriage was created in The Beginning, making its appearance at the time of The Creation.  At the same time the eternal principals of marriage were created.  So, marriage is not a law, but rather a blessing from G-d, enabling the perpetuation of the species as well as the enhancement of personal growth.

What is the meaning of the pomegranates in my painting, ‘Wedding of the Creation’?Pomegranates, due to their many seeds, symbolise increase, fertility, abundance, prosperity.

Rosh Hashanah is the Festival celebrating the Jewish New Year.  This is when Jews celebrate the Creation, the Birth of the world.  One of the customs for this festival is to eat pomegranates, which are believed to contain 613 seeds.  By eating the pomegranate Jews display their desire to fulfill God’s 613 mitzvoth (commandments from the Torah).

 

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