The Jerusalem in this design is created using Jerusalems 70 names, which so eloquently describe her many vibrant and spiritual qualities.*
The number 70 is significant in a number of ways in Judaism and its teachings:
HaShem, G-d, has 70 Names.
70 languages emerged after the Tower of Babel.
The Torah was translated into the 70 languages of the Nations.
The Torah has 70 names.
The Torah was transmitted to 70 elders.
The 70 sages of the Sanhedrin safeguarded the Torah.
The Torah was engraved on 70 stones after Joshua crossed the Jordan.
Israel has 70 names.
There were 70 people who went down to Egypt with Jacob.
The Jews celebrate 70 holy days per year, 52 Sabbaths and 18 festivals ((including all the days of Pesach and Succot).During Succot, there were 70 sacrifices offered for the 70 nations.The Temple was built with 70 pillars.
The Holy City of Jerusalem had 70 names.
The Seventy Names of Jerusalem is an enchanting deviation from Ellen Miller Brauns other micro calligraphy illustrations. Ellen originally created this as a gift for her second son-in-law, sewing a special satchel for his prayer shawl. The satchel was designed with paint on fabric and embroidery. The final piece was then transformed into this stunning picture with Jerusalems seventy spiritual names inscribed in gold, hovering over the ancient wall. These spiritual names embody the strength of Jerusalem and the beauty of her centuries old religious significance. The choice of colors, matching the sunrise and sunset at the Kotel, came from the wedding invitation which Ellen also created for the new couple.
70 names: Yerushalayim; Shalem; HaShem Yirah; Yivos; Gilad; Levanon; Tzion; Kiseh HaShem; Ir HaShem; Yaffe Nof; Har Tzion; Yirkhetei Tzafon; Kiryat Melech Rav; Meshosh Kol HaAretz; Chaftzi Ba; Efrata; Sadeh Yaar; Menucha; Ariel; Har Moed; Ravti Eem; Ravti BaGoyim; Sharti BaMidinot; Ir Shchavrah La Yachdav; Ir Lo Naazvah; Beit Tefillah; Migdal Eder; Mitzudah; Moriah; Gan HaShem; Har Gvohah; Ir HaYona; Kriyah Neemana; Ir HaTzedek; Gey Chzion; Givat HaLevona; Dlatot HaAmim; Har HaKodesh; Har Chemed; Nachalah; Ir David Yam; Bulah; Even Maamasah; Yafeh; Btulah; Kallah; Eishet Nurim; Yedidut; Drushah; Gilah; Eden; HaShem Kdoshim; Akrah; Bamot; Ir HaNegev; Bashan; Chadrech; Ramah; Golah Vsurah; Gan E-lokim; Har Darom; Mkudeshet; Morha; Carmel; Har Merom Yisrael; Klilat Yofie; HaShem Shamah; Armon; Tavor HaAretz; Rachel. (Midrash HaGadol 46:7)
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