“Return to Zion” is a piece that symbolizes the return of Israel’s twelve tribes to the Land of Israel and Jerusalem from exile. As stated in Psalms: “A Song of Ascents. When the G-D brought back those that returned to Zion, we were like unto them that dream.” About 2000 years ago, the Israelites were exiled from their land by Nabu-zer-iddin, called the “Chief Cook”, who destroyed the Temple. The yearning for the Promised Land never subsided and about fifty years after being exiled, our people began returning to the Land of Israel.
This creation was born of the inspiration and yearning for a unified nation in the Land of Israel. “…He will assemble us from the four quarters of the earth” are words that we utter in the Gathering the Exiled blessing (Kibbutz Galuyot) of the Shemoneh Esrei Prayer, looking toward complete redemption. The artists etched the symbols of the twelve tribes around a 3D ceramic plate, where the letters and frame are coated with gold. Through individual handiwork, the artist sculpted the symbols of the tribe, each prominent and different from the other.
The piece is enclosed in a prestigious frame, matching its hues and completing this work of art. Anyone who holds Jerusalem, the Land of Israel and People of Israel dear to his heart can enjoy this work of art. Beyond its decorative beauty, it holds invaluable significance for the People of Israel. “Return to Zion” is the secret to the unity of the Jewish people in the Diaspora, empowered and glorified by the goal of uniting all sons of Jacob toward complete salvation. The artist’s works decorate the homes of many world leaders and the walls of many galleries. Affixing the frame to your wall, accompanied by the verse “If I forget thee O Jerusalem…” is an ancient custom embedded within the Jewish nation.