The artist has added innovation to tradition by introducing seven matriarchs to the guest list of Biblical personalities (Ushpizin) who are invited each night of the festival to dwell in the sukkah.
Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rebekah, Jacob, Rachel, Leah, Joseph, Tamar, Moses, Miriam, Aaron, Ruth, David
Each Biblical personality is illustrated by an appropriate symbol: Abraham and Sarah's tent, with Sarah overhearing the three visitors announcing the birth of a child to the aged couple;
Isaac's fertile fields, where he loved to meditate;
Rebekah's well, where she generously watered ten camels for the visitor from afar;
Jacob's ladder, indicating God interacting with man and man reaching up to God;
Rachel's lambs, numbering seven - the number of years that Jacob had to work in order to marry her;
Leah's mandrakes, with which she sought to regain the love of her husband;
Joseph's coat of many colors;
The pledges of signet, cord and staff entrusted to Tamar, who originated the royal family line leading to David;
Moses' staff, with which he worked wonders in the land of Egypt;
Aaron's priestly breastplate;
Miriam's tambourine, which she played at the splitting of the Red Sea;
Ruth's sheaf of wheat, a sign of her piety in gleaning in the fields of Boaz, by whom the Davidic line was continued;
And King David's harp, hung above his bed to play at midnight.
Please note that a full-color poster (37 x 75 cm., 14.5 x 29.5 inches) of the Ushpizin/Ushpizot is available in laminated format, suitable for hanging in the sukkah.
You may order via the order form, or by contacting Sharon Binder directly:
5 Hayarden Street
Tel. 972-2-673-1512, 972-545-376-868