Like and follow www.facebook.com/kerenorhandmade kerenorhandmade on Instagram 🌱🖐✡🏡💗I formed this one-of-a-kind pomegranate from high-fire earthenware in the hand-built method, then stamped it with various Jewish/Mediterranean/Middle eastern symbols and words and glazed it 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 pomegranate. 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 pomegranate shown above: Ceramic Hebrew blessing pomegranate, Jewish blessing, Hebrew Priestly blessing, Birkat Kohanim, Pomegranate wall art, ceramic pomegranate (Item #3677). The word pomegranate is “rimon” in Hebrew. This remarkable fruit is rich in symbolism and there are specific references to the pomegranate in the Bible. King Solomon is said to have designed his crown based on the “crown” of the pomegranate. On Rosh Hashana, it is traditional to eat pomegranates because the pomegranate, with its numerous seeds, symbolizes fruitfulness. “May it be Your will, Lord our God and God of our forebears, that our merits increase like the seeds of a pomegranate.” Color: Various colors. Materials: Earthenware, Glaze, beads, Hemp cord Measures: 3.75" - Length (5.25" hanging) 3.25" - Width Ships worldwide from California, USA 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.