The words of this print, “Ani l’dodi v’dodi li” mean “I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine.” They come from Shir Hashirim (The Song of Songs), which is filled with words of adoration and affection between man and woman, God and Israel. In making this statement of mutual love, the author of Shir Hashirim refutes the statement in an earlier book of Tanakh (The Bible), that "[a woman’s] desire shall be exclusively for her husband, and he shall rule over [her]" (Genesis 3:16). Apparently the author of Shir Hashirim knew the love of equals, the love of beloveds.
This print is a meaningful gift for celebrating engagement, marriage and anniversaries.
It looks beautiful on its own, or the artist can personalize the print with the couple's names (in Hebrew or English) and their engagement or wedding date.
Please specify Hebrew or English names, and Hebrew or English date, written in Hebrew or English letters. (At checkout, enter this information in the note to seller.)
Original media: mixed papers, hand-cut
Dimensions: Height: 8 Inches; Width: 10 Inches
Complimentary matting includes a dark blue acid-free mat, as pictured above, and acid-free mounting board. Artwork is packaged in a clear protective sleeve with a description of the artwork, and is shipped in a white chipboard envelope made from recycled material.
Price includes shipping in the United States.
If you are based outside of the United States: please contact us at Ritualwell@reconstructingjudaism.org to place your order. Do not use the online order form.