The traditional blessing for the home takes on added beauty with Jeffrey Allon s masterful artwork. This richly detailed design is painted on a subtle sepia wash in the genre of classic illuminated manuscripts. A stylized depiction of Jerusalem is placed on top of an arch and columns representing the portal to the Holy City. The outer area is intricately painted with a Hebrew quote in gold lettering from Eshet Chayil in Proverbs. Translation: She shall be praised in the gates by her own deeds. Signed by the artist.
The central text is in Hebrew and English and is composed of two blessings:
You shall be blessed when you come in,
and you shall be blessed when you go out."
May this home be a place
of happiness and health,
of contentment, generosity and hope,
a home of creativity and kindness.
May all who visit and live here
know only blessing and peace.