The Chalom (Dream) Series - Ani L'Dodi, v'Dodi Li
Chalom Ani L'Dodi - by Adam Rhine
Watercolor on Paper

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"I am My Beloved's, and My Beloved is Mine"
Shir HaShirim/Song of Songs

"Ani L'Dodi..." is the most well known sentence from Shir HaShirim, the "Song of Songs" written by Shlomo HaMelech (King Solomon). This book of the Megillah is written as a beautiful, romantic declaration between a wife and husband, as well as being an allegory of the eternal love between the people of Israel and G-d.

"Chalom" in Hebrew means "Dreams," like that of Yakkov Aveinu (Jacob our Father) who dreamt of angels traveling up and down a ladder between heaven and earth. The gestural qualities of these paintings explore the dreamlike spiritual qualities of the Hebrew letters.

Text by Louise Temple from the book "Hebrew Illuminations"