This work is a stylized map of Gaza, under siege and blockade by Israel and Egypt for almost 2 decades. The title refers to Maimonides’ insistence that “there is no greater mitzvah than the redemption of captives.” And who are the captives? They are the Palestinians in Gaza, held hostage by foreign powers and by their own government, who has not had elections since they came to power. They’re held hostage by an Israeli government that has empowered that government holding them hostage and has not tried to redeem them. Then there are the Israeli civilian hostages taken into Gaza by terrorists. The blue letters in the main territory represent each of those people, with the letters taken from their names. The calligraphic representations of the name of God (YHVH is not here) are also blue, to represent anyone else not accounted for. The colors come from both the Palestine and Israel flags.
In black are the borders of the blockade. In red, the translations of the verses calling for the redemption of captives. In the cursive writing is the verse of Amos, “let justice well up like waters.”
The only just end to this war is a redemption of both Israeli AND Palestinian captives. Put redemption is as intertwined as the letters making up the territory. There is no peace for either of us until there is peace for both of us.
50% of profits will go to Standing Together, “a grassroots movement mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, and social and climate justice.”
Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
• Dimensions: 8″ x 10″, 11″ x 14″
• Paper thickness: 10.3 mil
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• Paper is sourced from Japan
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