An Illumination of Blessings features my original illustrations and calligraphy in a unique interpretation of 36 blessings and one psalm that I've chosen from among the many that have been composed in the Jewish tradition over the centuries. Their purpose is to help us focus on our physical and spiritual well-being in the context of our relationship with the Source of all life.
More specifically, they address the details of daily life, life-cycle events, the foods we eat and the natural phenomena of our world. In my book, the thirty-six blessings and one psalm will be arranged in six categories: Life, Sustenance, Journeys, Sight, Wisdom and Peace.
Although the words of the blessings appear in Hebrew and in English, this book is not only for those who practice Judaism. Because these blessings are universal in nature, they speak to most aspects of daily life, inspiring ideas and actions meant to benefit us all. I've expressed this idea in my interpretation of Psalm 136, a poem praising the Source of all life and creation.