Berit Engen WOOF and D'RASH - Weaving a Thousand Jewish Tapestries

THE FIVE MEGILLOT I
– Inspired by Shir Hashirim: 
colors of spring with red for love


The tapestries depict real-life couples with a unique love story, each one set in a specific time and place of the Jewish Experience, but all with a red spring flower.


THE FIVE MEGILLOT IV
– Inspired by Kohelet:
life and death in hues of green

 
The series is based on the famous chapter 3, verses 1-8, which states that there is a time for everything, including birth and death. These words are soothing when we are in mourning. Hidden in the tapestries is a story of dying early in life, reflecting Kohelet’s cynical sentiment of hopelessness. There might be a time to die, but some die too soon. We can do nothing to influence natural or manmade conditions. 


THE FIVE MEGILLOT V
–  Inspired by Megillat Ester:
drama with different lines

 
The personalities of the queens, the uncle, the king, and the villain are expressed in theatrical lines against background curtains with subtle nuances.


THE FIVE MEGILLOT VI
 – Chant five and  Sefer Yonah!
  
I enjoy the cyclical chanting of the scrolls in synagogues on Passover, Shavuot, Tisha B’av, Sukkot and Purim. In addition, the Book of Jonah (Prophets,) is chanted on Yom Kippur. Just as they partly sound different, they also look different – if one can imagine that books have looks.
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