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No. 21 Let It Be Your Light Out of the Darkness

Design: Lee Berman, Bellingham, MA

Stained glass, 24K gold smalti, fused glass, 2021

These broken bits of stained glass, when bound together, illustrate one of the most basic traditions of Jewish life and the power of Jewish ritual and tradition in the darkest of days. Out of darkness·there shines a light that brings us together as a people. Our first mitzvah (commandment) as Sabbath approaches is to kindle lights to honor and enjoy Shabbat…

Although we light two flames, the glow created is unified into one. The light helps us to see the beauty within each other. And I pray it will help others to see the beauty within all of us.