A fractured vessel emits the letters of the Hebrew Alphabet, the raw material of creation. This pomegranate-shaped volcano alludes to the Kabalistic image of the vessel which could not contain the light of G-d. A pomegranate is a symbol of Torah by virtue of its 613 seeds.
Second Day of Creation
The most salient feature of this window are the crystals, actual quartz healing crystals, which protrude from the surface of the panel. The clouds are rendered by a technique of multi-stage sandblast etching on flashed glass. The molecular arrangement of crystallized water, i.e. ice, is shown, in the circular designs at bottom. This window, on the theme of the second day, is all about the three states of matter, how liquid becomes solid and dry land emerges from the sea .
Third Day of Creation
On Day Three, Adonai brings life into the creation, for the first time. With the command, "Let there be seed-bearing plants of all kinds," the world burst into flower.
Creation Day Five
"Let the seas bring forth swarms..." Fish, birds, reptiles and all oviparous life was brought forth on the Earth in Day 5.
Fourth Day of Creation
The gears of the universe were set in motion on the fourth Day of Cretion, when God creates time.
Sixth Day of Creation
On Day 6, God brings into the Universe, humanity, it all it's multiplicity.
Michelle poses with Shirley Levine at the dedication of the Shirley Levine Beit Midrash at Abraham Heschel Day School.