Jewish Wall Hangings
Rabbi Tzvi Freeman said about Kabbalah that it is the soul of Judaism. Its name comes from a Hebrew word which means “receiving.” Just as Jewish practice is received through an unbroken, ancient tradition from the revelation at Sinai, so is its soul. It deals with questions like what is life about? What is a soul? What is the essence of the things we experience?
The deepest of all secrets are those best known to all. Kabbalah plunges into these secrets and reveals their depths. It provides metaphor, parables and understanding. Yet, most of all, Kabbalah provides a sense of the beyond; the knowledge of that which cannot be known, the wisdom of mystery, the understanding that we do not understand. We study Kabbalah because we need its inspiration in everyday life, and because it provides us direction and practical guidance. Understanding the cosmic dimension means that nothing in life is trivial. Everything has meaning. Everything moves toward a single purpose, with a single goal.
Rabbi DovBer Pinson explains that Kabbalah is more about losing ourselves than about finding, becoming more other-centered and less ego-centered. To receive we must be receptive. We must open ourselves, creating a vessel in which to absorb a higher reality, to view the spirit within the matter, to raise our consciousness to the point where our perception of reality is completely changed, and the divine within all creation is revealed. Some kabbalistic concepts can be illustrated with symbols like the Star of David or the items that were used in the Temple and one of the reasons for the acceptance of the Hamsa as a symbol that also has a meaning in Judaism is that the Ben Ish Chai said about the letter Heh, which has a numeric value of 5, that it was a remedy against the Evil Eye. Therefore the Hamsa that contains 5 fingers is used for this purpose.
Whether you are looking for a Blessing for the Home, a Hamsa to ward off the Evil Eye, a beautiful item to light up your home or a kabbalistic symbol to add positive energy to your house, you can find them in our assortment. Symbols like the Star of David, the Choshen Breastplate of the Cohen Gadol, the Dove and the Branch from the Olive Tree, the Lucky Eye and of course the Hamsa were popular themes in the creation of our special wall hangings.