Like and follow www.facebook.com/kerenorhandmade kerenorhandmade on Instagram 🖐✡🏡💗I formed this one-of-a-kind Hamsa (khamsa) from high-fire earthenware in the hand-built method, then stamped with various Jewish/Mediterranean/Middle eastern symbols and words and glazed with lead free under-glaze and stains and high fired in my kiln at my studio, leaving it with a creamy white background. After firing it first time, I glazed it with clear glaze and fired it again to a higher temperature. The beautiful blessing in Hebrew is the Priestly Blessing, or Birkat Kohanim. It makes a wonderful one-of-a-kind housewarming gift, or keep it for your own home and bless all guests who enter. The blessing reads: [May] Adonai bless you, and guard you – יְבָרֶכְךָ יהוה, וְיִשְׁמְרֶךָ (Yevhārēkh-khā Adhōnāy veyishmerēkhā ...) [May] Adonai make His face shine unto you, and be gracious to you – יָאֵר יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וִיחֻנֶּךָּ ("Yāʾēr Adhōnāy pānāv ēlekhā viḥunnékkā ...) [May] Adonai lift up His face unto you, and give to you peace – יִשָּׂא יהוה פָּנָיו אֵלֶיךָ, וְיָשֵׂם לְךָ שָׁלוֹם ("Yissā Adhōnāy pānāv ēlekhā viyāshēm lekhā shālōm.") I finished assembling it with beads on a hemp string for hanging. My initials and the item number are carved on the back of the Hamsa. It makes a beautiful housewarming gift, holiday gift, or a gift for friends and family for any occasion. It comes in a nice gift box with my card. This sale is for the ceramic hamsa shown above: Ceramic Hebrew blessing hamsa, Jewish blessing, Hebrew Priestly blessing, Birkat Kohanim, Hamsa hand wall art, ceramic hamsa wall hanging (Item #3651). Color: Various colors. Materials: Earthenware, Glaze, beads, Hemp cord.. Measures: 4.5" - Length (8" hanging) 3.75" - Width Ships worldwide from California, USA Hamsa meaning: The hamsa hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet that protects against the “evil eye.” It is a protective sign and brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. Five (hamesh in Hebrew) represents the five books of the Torah for Jews. In the Jewish religion, the Jewish hamsa hand also symbolizes the Hand of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron. The symbol of the hand appears in manuscripts of the Kabbalah. Although the hamsa hand has been symbolic in Islam and Judaism for centuries, archaeological digs provide evidence that the hamsa predates these religions and originated with the Phoenicians. Since all my items are glazed at high fire temperatures, the colors will remain vibrant for the life of the piece. https://www.etsy.com/shop/KerenOrHandmade * Some people believe that the colors blue and red are symbols for protection against the evil eye , turquoise to ward off negative energies, Purple for connection to spirituality, and green for health ,and the spiral - a symbol for life.