The Book of Deuteronomy says “Is there anyone who has built a new house but has not dedicated it? Let him go back to his home…”. The dedication of a new house is an ancient custom, dating back to the days of King Solomon, who dedicated the Temple with mass prayers and multiple sacrifices. Prayers and requests, supplications and remedies were created for finding an apartment and being able to buy one. Not everyone can do so in our day. As such, when a person from Israel purchases one of the most important assets of his life, it is a mitzvah to rejoice in it and please the buyer as a groom who blessed his bride.
A wedding is a significant event, marking the beginning of a relationship of love and camaraderie, peace and friendship. The same applies to buying an apartment. The purchase itself is indeed a very important step, but the acts and heritage that the dwellers instill in the apartment will add value to the house. When you visit someone’s home, you gain a first impression of his or her character. A book-laden bookcase will represent a scholar, a grand piano in the living room will demonstrate an accomplished musician, a famous sculpture or Picasso painting will relate to an art collector and a photo of a rabbi will reflect upon his student.
Sculptures and pieces by Michael Silverstone are intended to infuse a depth of thought, Jewish tradition, decorations and an added value every year. You can design an entire wall as you wish, sculpt an ornate garden statute or place the Jerusalem Lion in your living room, light a fancy Hannukah menorah that tells the story of Jerusalem or peak through the Temple crevices.
The gallery will be happy to accompany you, whether you are seeking a work of art for your home or you are purchasing a gift for family or friends.