Thursday, August 09, 2007

Welcome Paper Cut

Star of David on a welcome paper cut made by Zipora Ne'eman
The Israeli center of paper cuts
Shderoth Halamed Hay 9,
Haifa, 32202 Israel
Tel: 972-4-8121036
cell: 972-52-2257676

Return To Zion In Compession

Star of David artPhoto of Stars of David on a bookplate by E.M. Lilien made for Dr. Hellmann is courtesy of bookplates collector Bob Weinberg
The Hebrew letters are from the Amidah (18 blessings):
may our eyes behold you return to Zion in compession

We see an old bent Jew sitting in the barbed wire which stands for the Diaspora while an angel points at a Hebrew peasant cultivating the land of Israel.
The same illustration with the words the fifth congress of Zionists in Bazel is maybe the most famous illustration Lilien ever made.

Hebrew shepherdess

Star of David bookplate Photo of a shepherdess holding a lamb inside a Star of David frame on a bookplate designed by E.M. Lilien is courtesy of bookplates collector Bob Weinberg