אֵשׁ תָּמִיד תּוּקַד עַל הַמִּזְבֵּחַ לֹא תִכְבֶּה, וַעֲלָהּ אִתְּמַר (שמות כז כ) לְהַעֲלֹת נֵר תָּמִיד, נֵר יהו”ה אִתְקְרִיאַת וַדַּאי, אוֹר דְּנָהִיר בֵּיהּ נִשְׁמַת אָדָם, קוּם אַדְלֵיק בָּהּ
To light the eternal flame. This is surely the light of the divine, the light that shines within the soul of every person. Come, light it with her.Tikkunei Zohar 73a
African walnut and handblown glass, 80 cm tall
The symbol of the eternal light is sacred to the Jewish people. We light lights to mark the beginning of every shabbat and holiday. Lights are hung in the sanctuary that continue to shine through the night over the torah ark. Light are lit to remember those who are no longer with us. Light is divine.
Gabriel patiently sculpts the glass vessels to form them into lights that fulfill a sacred purpose. The spirit comes through in the lit finished product.