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Braun,Ellen-Grace after meals - Birkat Hamazon - Chupah/Wedding Canopy
Grace after meals - Birkat Hamazon - Chupah/Wedding Canopy / Drawing / 8.3 x 11.8 / 39.95 USD

Description: Grace after Meals - Birkat HaMazon It is with great joy and thanks to the Holy One Blessed be He, that Ellen Miller Braun and family shares this micro calligraphy creation with you. This magnificently flowing design was created for the wedding of Ellen's daughter. The delicate, graceful flowers, along with the seven species (grape, fig, pomegranate, olive, date, wheat and barley), form the shape of a beautiful wedding canopy. Even at our happiest moments, we are invoked to remember Jerusalem and place the memory of the destruction above all. Thus, a rebuilt Jerusalem fills the wine goblet in the center of the piece. The text of the goblet includes the blessing of the miracle of Chanuka when the Temple was rededicated after the successful Maccabean revolt. The seven special blessings, recited for the Bride and Groom in celebration of their marriage, are also included here. One of the blessings is the blessing over wine - as wine is a symbol of joy and celebration. Besides the main body of text, this elegant, original, Grace After Meals includes: Shir HaShirim-Psalms 126- a song of ascents, when HaShem will return us from captivity to Zion. Al HaNissim-On the Miracles: Prayer of thanks for the miracles of Chanuka and Purim. Shabbat (Sabbath) blessing and Ya'aleh V'yavo-Blessings over the new month and Festivals. Bracha Achrona/Meyain Shalosh-The Three Faceted Blessing: A condensed version of the three scripturally ordained blessings recited when one or more of the seven species is eaten, but not with, or in, bread form. Boreh Nefashot-Blessing recited after eating/drinking items not from the seven species (and when not eaten with bread). BIRKAT HAMAZON- Grace After Meals: This main text comes from Deuteronomy 8:10 as it is written: "And then, when you have eaten and are satisfied, bless G-d for the good land which He has given you." This Biblical commandment is the basis for Birkat HaMazon, the Grace recited after eating bread made from wheat, barley, spelt, oats or rye. It consists of four "brachot" -blessings. The first three are scripturally commanded, while the fourth was instituted by the sages. Birkat HaZan: The Blessing of Nourishment. Written by Moses. The blessing of nourishment is a verbal expression of our conviction that HaShem compassionately gives careful, loving, individual attention to every single soul - giving food, clothing and shelter to fill the present and future needs of each. Birkat HaAretz: Blessing the Land: Written by Joshua. The Heritage of the Land of Israel is passed to Am Yisrael through the promise to our Forefathers. We thank HaShem for the fulfillment of this promise after our redemption from slavery to freedom. We remember the covenant of "milah," circumcision, which is preserved by Abraham and his descendents for all time - a constant reminder that we recognize and acknowledge HaShem forever as the One and Only G-d. The basic condition for our possession of the Promised Land is the "brit" - covenant. Our continued possession of the Land is dependent on whether or not we fulfill our obligations toward the Torah and its Mitzvot - commandments. Boneh Yerushalayim- Build Jerusalem: Composed in stages by David and Solomon. Their Blessing was a prayer that HaShem continue peace in the Land. Following the destruction of the Temple and the exile, the blessing was modified to include a prayer for the return of the Land, the Temple and the Davidic Line. HaTov V'haMaitiv- Who is Good and Does Good: This blessing was composed by the court of Rabban Gamliel the Elder in Yavneh, in gratitude to HaShem for preserving the bodies of the victims of the Roman massacre at Betar, and for allowing them - eventually - to be buried. In this section, we do not only thank HaShem for the past, we express our thanks for the goodness that he extends to us on a constant daily basis. Just as the miracle of heavenly Manna was a direct gift from HaShem to Bnei Israel as they were traveling in the wilderness, so HaShem blesses Am Yisrael with care and concern now. Every piece of bread is no less a direct gift from HaShem than the Manna sent to our Forefathers while they journeyed in the wilderness. Grace after Meals concludes with: "Hashem will give might to his people; HaShem will bless His people with peace." - "B'Shalom." As the Tosfot Yom Tov wrote: "HaShem wishes to give might and strength to his people and what did He do? He blessed them with Peace, as all blessings in the world cannot be fulfilled if there is no peace." (Uktzim 3:12). Amen. Limited Edition Reproductions Giclée on Fine Art Textured Paper available upon request



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Ellen Braun

Biography
Ellen Miller Braun was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. Drawing on her natural talent, Ellen studied fine arts at Northeastern Illinois University. Ellen and her husband decided to follow their heart felt dream and moved to Israel with their children in 1983. The story of how Ellen began creating micro calligraphy is almost as inspiring as the works of art themselves. Before Ellen began creating these amazing works, she was already a world class artist creating soft sculptures of whimsical Chassidic figures as well as familiar Political and Biblical characters. This was another form of art that showed the painstaking dedication she has to her craft. While these figures were quite popular both in Israel and around the world, as Ellen puts it, "Hashem (God) had new plans for me. One day I woke and the need to do this (micro calligraphy) descended and enveloped me. However, I am a person who needs time to think things over and I wasn't ready to do something like this at that point in my already busy life. Ellen's husband got a call from one of his friends in California. They wanted to start marketing micrography in their area and asked for Eliezer's help finding suppliers. Once Ellen heard this, she understood the gift she was being given. She told her husband about doing micro calligraphy herself... and the rest as they say, is history. Even with her extensive art background, Ellen really just took it one step at a time. Each time she developed a piece she learned something new, starting with the fact that she is the only one in the world to use a calligraphy pen and water color paint to create her pieces. Some pieces taking as much as 11 months to create. The first piece she created was Shir Ha Shirim (Song of Solomon)- the idea was just there. The next two pieces, Ezekiel 36 and Lion of Judah, came as suggestions from her husband. Ellen began creating her micro calligraphy art in 1999, Her exquisite designs are sold as both numbered, limited fine art reproductions, and non-numbered editions, which can be viewed in her Gallery. Ellen also has created numerous pieces for private collections. Ellen's unique micro calligraphy art can be found throughout the world, bringing inspiration, hope and joy to people from all backgrounds. Her work is featured in both public and private venues and has also been included as a page in a special women's prayer book, "Ani Le' Dodi V'Dodi Li" and as a teaching tool in a Jewish school text book. In addition Ellen lectures on the development of this fascinating Jewish art form, bringing another layer of insight to the history of Israel and the Jewish people.
 
Statement
These micro calligraphy pieces will bless the walls of your home. They make unique gifts for those that have a love for the Scriptures of the Bible and want to be blessed by having these designs which are created using God's Word in the original language of the Old Testament - Hebrew....
 
Exhibitions
Ellen's exquisite designs are sold as both numbered, limited fine art reproductions, and non-numbered editions, which can be viewed in her Gallery at www.ellenmillerbraun.com. Ellen also has created numerous pieces for private collections. Ellen's unique micro calligraphy art can be found throughout the world, bringing inspiration, hope and joy to people from all backgrounds. Her work is featured in both public and private venues and has also been included as a page in a special women's prayer book, "Ani Le' Dodi V'Dodi Li" and as a teaching tool in a Jewish school text book. In addition Ellen lectures on the development of this fascinating Jewish art form, bringing another layer of insight to the history of Israel and the Jewish people.
 

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