Today’s verse refers to King David, the second monarch of Israel. David was the youngest son of Jesse and his ordination came as a surprise to his family. The ‘hated stone’, the seemingly young, immature or unworthy brother, was chosen as king, the ‘cornerstone‘ of the Davidic dynasty. King David’s message is clear; every individual has intrinsic value and endless potential. ‘TikvaHope’ brings joy to underprivileged children who truly take this message to heart. This Purim, show kindness to the neediest youth of Israel, and help them discover their inner value.
The city of Jerusalem is the holiest and most adored in Jewish tradition. This is highlighted throughout the Bible which describes the city as the height of beauty. In Tamar Messer’s hands, the Holy City transforms into a vivid dream, the Jerusalem stone and the orange and yellow hues so commonly found in its streets, depicted with a unique vibrancy.
The indentations shown in yesterday’s photo are called crenulations. These indentations can occur naturally in nature, or they can be chiseled into the stone structure as was done in the old city walls.