Leia Miriam

All three images explore the role of Torah in my life. In one image, I hold the tallit over my head, symbolizing Torah as protection and a safe home to gather under. In another, I see myself literally wrapped in Torah, which provides the foundation for my life, giving me a lens to view the world from—a “code” to live by. In the final image, I raise the Yad in my clenched fist—symbolizing using the written word of Torah to inform activism that seeks to redress injustice. Taken together, the art captures how held I feel by this ancient tradition and the ways it informs modern life.

Header image design by Orly Zebak. Artwork courtesy of Leia Miriam.

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