THE SCROLL (III)
– Adorned Is She in Silver
Standing in the ark facing the congregation, wrapped in gorgeous mantles and dressed up with dazzling ornaments, the proud-looking Torah scrolls beam when the doors are opened and light shines upon them. I chose to highlight the use of silver prominent in the Ashkenazi tradition. I like its in-my-face and visible-from-a-distance implementation of Hiddur Mitzvah: the principle of beautifying sacred rituals and ritual objects.
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The Scroll (III)