Letters of Light
Hosted By: The National Library of Israel (NLI)
Anchored in ancient Jewish mystical text and drawing inspiration from alphabetic traditions of other cultures, “Letters of Light” by renowned artist Micha Ullman is now taking shape in the southern portion of the new National Library of Israel campus in Jerusalem. It stands at a prominent crossroads between the Israel Museum and the Knesset.
The ground-breaking work is largely inspired by Sefer Yetzira (Book of Creation), an ancient Jewish text maintaining that the universe was created through the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet. What is Sefer Yetzira and how can it and other ancient, mystical texts be reflected in modern art?
Yigal Zalmona will be in conversation in conversation with Rachel Elior. Moderated by Caron Sethill.
8 pm Israel Time/ 1 pm EST
Part of Jewish Book Week 2022
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