Hannah's Prayer

Hannah's Prayer 

Hannah's Prayer of Thanksgiving (Birth of a Child) by Enya Keshet. 

Hannah’s Prayer of Thanksgiving (Samuel 1 2:1-10) upon the birth of the child for whom she yearned, is surrounded by a light blue border which evokes the tranquility of water and sky. The border is filled with a background of pomegranates and medallions of the seven species with which the Land of Israel is especially blessed with symbols of bounty and fertility. In addition, the border contains the verse, “It was this boy I prayed for and the Lord has granted me what I asked of Him” (Samuel 1 1:27). Hannah’s prayer expresses the notion that the Lord can reverse fate. This is expressed in the illustration by the clockwise rotation of the decorative elements within the blue square; while the quotations read counter-clockwise.

Single page print from the collection, Hadara Beauty of Women’s Prayer

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