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  ISAIAH 40 - ON WINGS OF EAGLES
  SEVENTY NAMES OF JERUSALEM
Braun,Ellen-TREE OF LIFE - ENTIRE BOOK OF RUTH
TREE OF LIFE - ENTIRE BOOK OF RUTH / Drawing / 8.3 x 11.8 / 39.95 USD

Description: Limited Edition Reproductions Giclée on Fine Art Textured Paper available upon request Tree Of Life In this intricate micro calligraphy piece by Ellen Miller Braun, four components are intertwined to create a stunning Tree of Life. These components are: The Book of Ruth whose words make up the flowers and grass of the tree, reflecting the continuing lineage of women and their inner strength and beauty; the prayer Eitz Chaim Hee, which embraces the concept that just as the trunk is the foundation of the tree, the Torah is the foundation of Judaism. These final two prayers: The Blessing of the Daughters, given by parents on Friday night and The Blessing of the Eve of Yom Kippur create the wreath encircling the Tree of Life. These blessings imbue the wishes and hopes of every mother for her daughter and family. To discover the true essence of this inspiring composition read on. You will find a beautiful story of some of the enduring and compelling prayers a woman can internalize and share with the women in her life. Every woman is like a unique flower, having a distinctive color and individual scent. Together, all the flowers create one beautiful bouquet blossoming from the Tree of Life. The Book of Ruth The inspiring story of Ruth [written in it's entirety- filling the flowers and leaves of this Tree of Life and the grass surrounding the roots] is a guiding light for every woman at every age. Ruth demonstrates for all of us the true meaning of faith, commitment, and love of HaShem's, G-d's, commandments between man and his fellow man and between man and G-d. Ruth's righteous life shows us how a proper Torah life can bring redemption to all of HaShem's People. Eitz Chaim Hee - It is a Tree of Life (Prov. 4:2; 3:18; 3:17; Lamentations 5:21) "It is a Tree of Life for those who cling to it." A Tree of Life starts with it's roots digging deep and hugging the earth, then bursting forth from the ground, reaching for the Heavens. Such is the Torah and it's Mitzvot, commandments. There are the Mitzvot between man and his fellow man, teaching us to love and cling to our fellow man as the tree roots cling to the earth. Then, there are the commandments that direct us to reach Heavenward to HaShem. We are to stretch ourselves to give our utmost to our fellow man and to HaShem above. The Torah is HaShem's most precious gift. It is a two-way gift: the more you give to It and to HaShem, the more you receive from Him. "Do not forsake HaShem's Torah. It is a Tree of Life for those who grasp it and happy are those who support it." Blessing of the Daughters (Numbers 6:24-26; Proverbs 4:25; Psalms 49:4 (part); Isaiah 33;18 (part); Proverbs 5:18) So blessed in the spirit of Torah and Mitzvot were the Matriarchs. The Blessing of the Daughters, invoking the names of Sarah, Rivka (Rebecca), Rachel, Leah, blesses every girl/woman with heavenly assistance to rise to her own potential and greatness. The continuing Blessing is the instrument through which HaShem allows his infinite Blessing to rest on Israel. The Prayer continues with the Blessing that you be raised to merit Torah, marriage, and good deeds, that you live a long life dedicated to the service of HaShem and His Torah. May you merit both spiritual and material wealth and comfort according to HaShem's abundant compassion and kindness. May the love of family and HaShem's Torah envelop you always. May you be privileged to emulate Ruth's spiritual beauty and forever feel yourselves glowing under the canopy of these inspiring Blessings. May HaShem and the Torah always be your strength. Translations: Blessing of the Daughters (*1)Numbers6:24-26 (*2)Proverbs4:25 (*3)Psalms49:4(part) (*4) Isaiah33:18 (*5) Proverbs 5:18 May G-d make you like Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah. May HaShem bless you and safeguard you. May HaShem illuminate his countenance for you and be gracious to you. May HaShem turn His countenance to you and establish peace for you(*1). May it be the will of our Father in Heaven, that He instill in your heart His love and reverence. May the fear of HaShem be upon your face all your days, in order that you not sin. May your craving be for the Torah and the commandments. May your eyes gaze toward truth(*2); may your mouth speak wisdom(*3); may your heart meditate with awe(*4); may your hands engage in the commandments; may your feet run to do the will of your Father in heaven. May He grant you righteous sons and daughters who engage in the Torah and the commandments all their days. May the source of your posterity be blessed(*5). May He arrange your livelihood for you in a permissible way, with contentment and with relief, from beneath His generous hand, and not through the gifts of flesh and blood; a livelihood that will free you to serve HaShem. And may you be inscribed and sealed for a good, long life, among all the righteous of Israel. Amen It is a Tree of Life:(*1) Proverbs 3:18 (*2)Proverbs3:17(*3)Proverbs3:16 (*4) Isaiah 42:21 (*5) Lamentations5:21 And when it [the Ark] rested He would say: It is a Tree of Life for those who grasp it, and happy are it's supporters(*1). Its ways are ways of pleasantness and all its paths are peace(*2). Long life is at its right; at its left are wealth and honor(*3). HaShem desired, for the sake of His righteousness, that the Torah be made great and glorious(*4). Bring us back to You, HaShem, and we shall return, renew our days as of old(*5). The Tree of Life can be customized so that your name can mingle among the roots of the Davidic Line. May your Tree of Life bring pride and joy to you and your family for all the generations to come. For more information on customizing this family heritage piece, please contact us.



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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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