Ahava - Love
Ahava - by Adam Rhine
Watercolor and Colored Pencil on Paper

For more information about this painting, email the artist at adam@hebrewart.com

“Blessed are You, Lord our G-d, who has chosen the people of Israel with love.” Traditional Blessing

The last Hebrew word of this blessing is b’ahava, meaning “with love.” The relationship we have with the Lord is based on love. The love we share is compared to the unconditional love between a parent and child, and we are commanded to be mindful of this throughout the day, so that we may be loving and tender to ourselves and others. The people of Israel are chosen with love to be an example of G-d’s love.

Text by Louise Temple from the book "Hebrew Illuminations"