The Fall Feasts are give an exact blueprint of God’s redemption plan with his people and through them, with the whole world. Starting to learn about these old yet actual festivals, I made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, in my own studio. Immersed in Jewish literature, music and the Mahzor I travelled through history, impressed and touched by the suffering, hope and joy of the Jewish people, who succeeded to maintain their identity by keeping these festivals.
‘You will arise and have mercy on Zion, for the time to favor her has come’ Psalm 102. At the beginning of the High Festivals, on Rosh Hashanah, the shofar is blown: a wake up call.
At Yom Kippur you make peace with God
As an olah, a burnt offering, the prayers ascend
Feast of Tabernacles – a feast of joy, light and streams of water
Water, image of the Spirit…drink of it and you will never be thirsty again