גְּדוֹלָה גְּמִילוּת חֲסָדִים יוֹתֵר מִן הַצְּדָקָה
“One who performs acts of charity is greater than one who sacrifices all types of offerings.”
190 cm tall x 75 cm wide x 40 cm deep
Beechwood, Stained, and Gold and Lacquer
Glued, shaped, sanded, and polished
The Gimel represents action, the shape of an individual running to do good deeds for others, gimelut chasadim, to repair the world.
Gavriel, our artist’s name, starts with the Hebrew letter Gimel. Jewish thinkers were known to write praises using the acrostic of their names.
The Golem is a creature that kabbalistic sources credit for creating a living being by unifying the Hebrew letters to mimic the process of creation demonstrated by Hashem.