Berit Engen WEFT and D'RASH – A Thousand Jewish Tapestries


THE MYSTICAL TRADITION (I)
– Light, As It Shines Upon Us

          How strange that in the world’s religions there are so many names for the Divine, and that the Jews spell God with a four-letter combination that we no longer know how to pronounce. Even if we did know, we would not be permitted to do so.


- 4 tapestries. (Series completed.)
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THE MYSTICAL TRADITION (II)
– Light, As It Flickers Within a Hymn

          My focus of interest in mystical Judaism is on how the Kabbalah has influenced and is still enriching normative Judaism.


- 3 single tapestries. (Open-ended series.)
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THE MYSTICAL TRADITION (III)
– Light, As It Twinkles in a Chasidic Tale

       
          I like the Chasidic tradition of seeking God through music, dance, and song. In the least pretentious of places and moments, I often feel I can say, ”God is in this place, and I know it.”


- 6 tapestries. (Open-ended series.)
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MYSTICAL TRADITION (IV)
  – Light, As It Reflects From Dense Colors

          My world has always been filled with a sense of mysticism, often accented by colors.


- 4 single tapestries. (Open-ended series.)
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THE MYSTICAL TRADITION (V)
– Light, As It Plays Inside Dew, Mist, and Rain

 
          I have woven water as in gentle rain and dew and mist upon the earth. Water, no one is ‘against’ water. But rain? Heaven forbid it should rain one day. We all need it for survival, but few want it. Dew makes bare feet in the grass wet in the morning, and mist is a veil hindering us from seeing clearly. To me it is about the awe inspiring, mysterious interplay between water and light.


-  6 single tapestries. (Series completed.)
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